Linda MacDonald, a native Californian, has lived in rural Mendocino County for many years. She grew up in the Bay Area and attended San Francisco State University earning her B.A. and M.F.A. degrees. A love of the country led her and her artist husband north to remote areas and country living.
Her art methods and materials have been painting, drawing, weaving, quilting and fabric design, but have recently shifted to painting on canvas and working on paper. She currently maintains a studio and teaches free-lance in universities and art centers.
Her current concerns are the California redwood trees: their conservation, appreciation, knowledge, discovery, and stewardship. She hopes to increase awareness of their plight through the many facets of her artwork. She has an interest in the redwood tourist attractions of the past; they are remnants of the historic era of early logging and contain the poignant history of that era.
She taught high school for many years after receiving a teaching credential from Dominican University. She has shown her work in many venues world-wide and has artwork in the collection of the White House, the city of San Francisco, the Museum of Art and Design (MAD) in NYC, the University of Nebraska International Quilt Study Center & Museum collection and in many private collections.