Linda has been a landscape painter for 35 years and began working in glass 10 years ago. She works with various media and is constantly trying to find the best way to express her idea.
Linda’s inspiration remains firmly rooted in landscape and her work is driven by a desire to move away from pictorial representation to make work fuelled by ideas that underpin and investigate a sense of place.
In 2012 Linda won the international Warm Glass Prize and in 2013 she won the Adrian Henri poetry in Art Prize for her sculpture, ‘Her House is Air’. In 2016 Linda was commissioned by Contemporary Art Society Wales to make a glass sculpture for Narberth Museum. Linda’s work has been exhibited at the British Glass Biennale in 2015 and 2017. Linda is currently developing new work in glass and slate in response to the hidden textile work of women in Welsh communities.
As Studio Melyn Linda works with Rachel Phillips in a creative partnership. Since 2012 they have completed architectural glass commissions for Cadw at Conwy and Beaumaris Castles in North Wales, in local sheltered housing scheme in Pembrokeshire, and on Skokholm Island. Linda and Rachel are currently working on an installation for the Church of St Michael in Blewbury, Oxfordshire.