Local artist Linda Fornas Ladzick was born and raised in Astoria, Oregon, the only child of Finnish immigrant parents. Her father owned and operated a neighborhood grocery store. Her mother was a hard worker who loved flowers, gardening and nature. She has always considered herself fortunate to have grown up in beautiful surroundings with two loving parents.
She then moved to Seattle, married and spent sixteen years in the airline industry.
One day, on a whim, she made a drawing and was startled by the result. It was like a gift! With much encouragement and support from her husband and others, she began to train with local and regional watercolor artists in workshops in the Seattle area.
Linda feels that her paintings are basically about color and her relationship to the natural world. She often paints florals, but enjoys other subjects as well. She looks for the joy in nature and in the simple things of life.
Linda has won several awards at juried art shows and her work has been commissioned. She is a member of Artists United, a fifty year old art organization, whose membership includes many renowned artists from the region. She also volunteers with Innervisions, a Pacific NW Breast Cancer Art Exhibit.
Linda’s art has been exhibited at several locations around the Seattle area, including libraries, galleries, coffee shops, community colleges and medical centers.