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Linda was born in Scotland and has Italian and Polish heritage. Although her work is photography based, she originally trained in painting and drawing at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee and subsequently as a painting conservator gaining an MA in the Conservation of Fine Art from Northumbria University. She currently lives and works in Scotland.

Female identity, emotion and transience are important themes in her work and these are expressed through photography, performance and  constructed environments. In her early life she was a musician and dancer so “performing” as part of her art practice was a natural extension of this experience.  

Images from her White Series have been exhibited throughout the UK, and in France, Poland and Malaysia. In 2011, she was a finalist in the international Photography Open Salon at the Galerie Huit, Arles, France with the image “Breath of Life” from that series and her work featured in the Plath Profiles magazine published by Indiana University that same year.

In 2012 she was won the the Pauline Fay Lazarus prize for her work based on the human body and in 2010 and 2012 respectively, she received Visual Arts Awards from Fife Council, Scotland for photography and multi media projects. The first “Nine thoughts: A riff on fragmentation and loss” about the impacts of dementia on close family members and a Mirror Mirror, a project about body image and the male gaze. 

Her music and dance skills featured in the video and photography project she carried out for the University of Edinburgh. Transformations: Life Portraits explored life course and movement through ageing bodies. She deconstructed the music, choreographed a sequence of movements for the music and synchronised this with precisely timed photography sequences; finally reconstructing these elements into videos.

In another project, Culture Club, she worked with artist/writer/musician members of the Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh to explore the motivations behind their creative practice. In 2013 she participated in a project between the Scottish Poetry Library and the Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop and worked with the writer Dorothy Alexander to produce photo etchings and a video based on random experimental text and images of Roman sculpture. 

More recently she has been working on ideas about female identity and western civilisation using material gathered on site from the natural and built environment, and art galleries and museums in Scotland and Europe.