Member Category: Artists
Linda J. Trowell AOCA
Born and raised on a farm in Oxford County, Linda has been drawing and painting since early childhood. At an early age she discovered her artistic interests and began to develop her skills. Her first formal training began at the Ontario College of Art, (OCADU) Toronto.
After graduating from the 4 year advertising illustration course, Linda enjoyed a lengthy career in advertising and graphic design employed by some of Canada’s largest retailers with home offices in Toronto.
Maintaining her interests in fine art, Linda became an active member of various art associations. Following the success of solo and juried group shows she accepted the opportunity to teach part time. Linda developed and has instructed unique drawing and painting programs in a variety of media and techniques for all levels. Many were published in Watercolour Gazette including a “journal of plein air painting” highlighting her travels in Tuscany, Italy. “During the years while living in Richmond Hill, working in the city, I always remained close to my rural roots, which I believe to this day remain a strong influence in my art.” “When it came time to retire from the corporate world, it seemed only fitting to return to the Ingersoll area where I continue to paint, exhibit and instruct workshops”.
As a member of Ingersoll Creative Arts Centre, Linda received the Newell Award for the Centre in 2013 for her contribution as painters’ rep, art rental coordinator, staffing, and workshop demo/ instruction. She headed the committee for the new logo design and continues to serve on the board. Linda is Membership Chair for the Central Ontario Art Association, associate member of CSPWC and SCA and supports many arts organizations and galleries. Experienced in all media, Linda works primarily in watercolour and acrylic. Her paintings are in public galleries and private collections across Canada.
She continues to enter juried exhibitions and take instruction from internationally know artists. “I have made many friends through my art and teaching, a rewarding creative journey I hope to continue for a lifetime.”