About Linda

I am a mixed media artist who loves the process of making art. My love of drawing, painting, jewelry design and creating mixed media collages has led me on a wonderful journey of exploration. My latest passion is creating contemporary art using textiles.

My Textile Art can take many forms. Art to be hung, both framed and unframed, art dolls, and altered couture.

Nature in all its glorious colors and shapes have been and continue to be a wonderful inspiration for me. Commercial fabrics may be combined with fabrics that I have hand-dyed, painted, stamped or air brushed. This lends itself to a beautiful palette with unlimited possibilities for art quilts. They may be machine pieced, and/or appliquéd, free motion quilted and/or hand quilted. Some are embellished with beads, fibers or other found objects. Needle felting also adds to the texture of some of the pieces giving them an organic feel. They are all different as I continue to explore what can be done with textiles.

My Art dolls are either free standing or framed in a shadow box and although some are playful ladies, others are meant to send a message to those willing to listen.

Altered art couture may start with a purse as the blank canvas, and evolves into funky 'art' taking on a new form.

Exhibits

2010
  • Art for ACT Gallery, Fort Myers, Florida
  • The Almighty Dollar Art Quilts Exhibit, Lower Link Gallery Central Library of Rochester, NY
  • Cummings and Lockwood LLC, Bonita Springs, Florida
  • Fairport Public Library Exhibit, Fairport, NY
2009
  • National Small Art Quilt Works Exhibit, Main Street Gallery, Groton, New York
  • "Blurred Boundaries", Mixed Media Exhibit, Plymouth, Michigan
  • "New Year, New Direction", Art and Cultural Council Gallery, Rochester, New York
  • Surface Design Association, Members Exhibit
  • Cummings and Lockwood LLC, Bonita Springs, Florida
2008
  • "The Art of the Quilt," The Art Alliance, Fort Myers, Florida
  • Arts Center Old Forge, Old Forge, New York
  • Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34, Finger Lakes Community College, Rochester, New York
  • Cummings and Lockwood LLC, Bonita Springs, Florida
  • "A Personal Landscape: Contemporary Art Quilts", Tyler Art Gallery, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, New York
  • Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Rochester Area Fiber Artists Exhibit at Quilting by the Lake, SUNY Morrisville, New York
  • "Magnificent Inspiration - The Art Quilt", Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, New York
  • Public Library exhibit, Brighton, New York
2007
  • "Bountiful Harvest - Cornucopia of Fiber Arts" Ontario Arts Council, Canandaigua, New York
  • Art for a Cause Gallery, Miami, Florida
  • "Fabric of Life", Art Fest Fort Myers, Fort Myers, Florida
  • "Common Thread," Art & Cultural Council Gallery, Rochester, New York
Professional Affiliations and Memberships
  • Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)
  • Surface Design Association (SDA)
  • Art Quilters Unlimited, Fort Myers, Florida
  • Rochester Area Fiber Artists (RAFA)
  • Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center
  • Genesee Valley Quilt Club