Linda was raised in Anchorage, Alaska. She earned a BA from Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA and moved to Chile for 18 years where she attended the Vina del Mar Escuela de Bellas Artes, as a full time art student for three years.
Linda's maternal family is from Kodiak Island, Alaska. Her mother was born in the village of Karluk and her grandparents ran a commercial salmon fishing boat off the coast of Kodiak. Linda is a registered Alutiiq Alaska Native and has tribal affiliation with the Alutiiq/Sugpiaq corporation, Koniag. She has received several Koniag education grants funding art studies at the University of Alaska, as well as the Gage Academy of Arts in Seattle, WA. Her work is part of the Alutiiq Museum's contemporary Alutiiq art collection.
Linda currently lives in Anchorage and shares a studio with her husband, British artist Graham Dane. She has been painting and exhibiting her work for over 17 years. Her work has been shown in national and international exhibits and is part of the permanent museum collections of the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center, the Pratt Museum, the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, the Alaska State Museum, the Alaska Contemporary Art Bank and the Museum of the North in Fairbanks, Alaska.
She has received several grants and awards including a 2018 Native Arts and Culture Foundation National Artist Fellowship, a Rasmuson Foundation Fellowship Award (2016) and Rasmuson Foundation Project Award (2013). In 2015, the Rasmuson Foundation funded a two month artist residency in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at the Santa Fe Arts Institute and the Institute of American Indian Art. She received an Atwood Foundation grant funding an exterior wall mural in the Anchorage community of Mt. View.
Linda has also been awarded Alaska State Council on the Arts career opportunity grants, one of which helped fund an artist residency in Munich, Germany at the glassworks studios of Meyer of Munich. She was selected as artist in residence at the Denali Park National Park and Preserve in 2015 and received a 2016 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for an art and science collaboration at the 2016 Arctic Science Summit.
Her photographs have been shown statewide in solo and juried shows and can be seen in various publications. Her work is part of the permanent collection of the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. A selection of her black and white photographs was recently purchased as a public art commission for the Boney Court House in Anchorage, Alaska .
Linda is an adjunct art instructor at the University of Alaska's Professional and Continued Education (PACE) and conducts painting workshops for adults in her studio. She frequently travels to rural Alaska villages through the Alaska State Council on the Art's Artist in Schools Program, creating collaborative murals with local children.