The Warm Up, oil on canvas by Linda Bishop

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Linda Bishop has been painting commercially for over 30 years. Originally from Squamish, B.C, she has recently moved to Cape Breton Island after purchasing her grandfather’s property. She is the granddaughter of beloved bagpiper Alex Currie. Linda has retired from 25 years as a Scenic Artist and Signwriter in Vancouver’s Film Industry. During that time she also studied oil painting under the mentorship of renowned impressionist Ron Hedrick. Linda was a founding member of The Stave Falls Artist Group. During her time in this group, she participated in group shows in BC’s Lower mainland and attended many workshops from accomplished Canadian and American artists. For 17 years, she owned a small mountainside farm outside of Hope BC. When she wasn’t working in film, she enjoyed painting “en plein air”. Linda also enjoyed being active in the community of Hope BC. She was an active member of the local artist guild and displayed her work in the Hope Art Gallery where she also held many solo shows. She was also an instructor at Hope’s community Arts Program at the Art Machine. She works in all mediums but primarily enjoys working in oil. Linda now looks forward to painting her inspiring new surroundings and engulfing herself in Cape Breton culture.

16 x 13

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