Linda Bertrand

Linda grew up on a farm in southeastern Saskatchewan. She would often go for walks just to be outdoors and interact with nature. Even as a child she enjoyed drawing and colouring in ways to create bold and bright expression. However, she had little exposure to original art works of the masters until she attended the University of Regina.

Linda completed her B Ed degree taking classes at The University of Regina and The University of Calgary. Her post-secondary studies included a number of instructional and in-service art classes. She taught school with the Calgary Board of Education for many years. Her students often excelled in art as they were given opportunity to explore and work in a wide range of art mediums.

It wasn’t until Linda retired from teaching that she decided to pursue the world of painting for herself. Living in Calgary and near the foothills has provided her with a wide range of subject matter to inspire compositions. Initially, her works mainly focused on flowers, landscapes and trees. More recently, she has included animals and buildings/structures in her repertoire of themes. However, trees remain her most passionate theme. She often experiments with back lighting effects to achieve depth and a three-dimensional feeling in her work. Her niche is in colour and texture.

Linda loves to paint and gets great joy from seeing the magic of adding colour to a blank canvas.  She has studied under several award winning artists and continues to refine her skills and techniques in acrylic painting and mixed media. She attends numerous workshops, critiques and demonstrations. Her commissioned work and paintings can be found in public and private collections.