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"Woman Recreated"

Linda Sutherland, Artist living on Wolfe Island


Artist's Biography

Linda Sutherland lives on Wolfe Island in a log home that she and her husband Dale built with their two children, Jennifer and Joshua. Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, the couple immigrated to Ontario, Canada in 1974. Linda was educated at St. Louis University, University of Colorado, Indiana State University and Queen's University. She taught high school Spanish and travelled extensively (North, Central and South Americas, Europe and North Africa) with her husband before starting a family. While staying home to raise their children, she developed and has worked a stained glass business since 1980. When her children were grown Linda began to study painting, sculpture, printmaking and art history at Queen's University and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2000. Much of Linda's artwork is inspired by the beauty of nature and the faith she has in its Creator.

Artist's Statement

"Woman Recreated" speaks to the universal victory over the many and varied challenges, struggles, and oppressions that women all across the globe endure. This particular story that I have referenced in paint celebrates the rebirth of my niece, Ruth, who has escaped the stifling oppression and abuse of parents who are religious, fanatic radicals. With much courage, strength and determination she is now growing and blossoming into a unique and beautiful flower - not unlike the fresh and vibrant calla lilies that she carried down the aisle lats month. This is my toast and blessing to Ruth.