Experiencing a Canadian gypsy childhood, Linda Gordon, a self-taught artist, social worker, wife of Lawrence R. Gordon, mother and grandmother, settled in Medicine Hat, Alberta in 1973. She has been an active community volunteer for various groups and a member of “studio 6” (now“studio San Paulo”) since 1986. Her working studios are located in the old St. Paul’s Lutheran church in Medicine Hat and in a double heated garage in Bigfork, Montana.
Having taught art for many years for community groups and public and charter schools, Linda now focuses on set design and set painting for local theatre groups (dedicated to Medicine Hat musical theatre since 2000). When concentrating on her own work (with her background in clay, photography, papier-mâché, batik, silk painting, watercolour, oils and mosaic), she is delighted and often amused to allow her usually brightly coloured 2d and 3d images to “pop out”. Her most recent collections focus on oil paintings (the Montana fire trees) and mosaics (Eye of the Heart).
Linda’s creativity is fueled by Emma lake sojourns, retreats to Cypress Park, Saskatchewan and Montana, and worldwide visits to theatre productions, museums and art galleries.