It has always been Linda Sorensen’s destiny to become an artist. Mainly self-taught, Linda’s early influences include world renowned wildlife artist and conservationist Robert Bateman.
Linda has lived close to the land in the Algonquin Park region for over 45 years where she took a sabbatical from her work to raise her family as part of the back-to-the-land movement of the 70s.
On returning to her art, she has been a prolific, award-winning professional artist for almost 25 years. Linda’s work reflects her passion for wilderness and wildlife which speaks vibrantly as an advocate for nature. She paints on site in all seasons in oils. Working from her own photography taken during wilderness trips, she paints large, iconic paintings on canvas in the studio and winter months.
Linda is an elected member of Society of Canadian Artists and Artists for Conservation. She is a member of the East Central Ontario Artists Association. She is also a member of Wild Women Artists, one of three women artists who paint the wilderness. The hardcover book, Wild Women Painters of the Wilderness was published by Innana Publications in 2014. Linda has been a member of the Madawaska Valley Studio Tour for 20 years.
Linda’s Blue Sky Studio Gallery is open by appointment year-round.