Linda was born in Merredin in 1955 and moved to Esperance during her early primary years. She completed studies in Visual Arts and Art Education at Edith Cowan University.

Linda’s art is inspired by her history. During the years of the Soviet expansion her father was forced to leave Lithuania and met his wife-to-be in the turmoil of the German tragedy. Linda is representative of many first generation Australians whose parents escaped Europe after World War 11, finding themselves growing up in an environment without relatives and icons that linked their identity to a particular place and time.

During a first visit to Lithuania recently, Linda realised her strong links to her heritage as she immersed herself in the culture, language, art and people. On visiting Vilnius she discovered an artist colony amongst the still war - damaged district of Uzupis, separated from the city by a river. The republic of Uzupis had declared independence from Lithuania’s capital in 1997, appointed a president and a bishop, an army of 12 and declared its foundation day which is April Fools day to be its national day.  

Linda's paintings are inspired by the constitution of Uzupis. The artist states 'In this constitution I find the spirit of the country, the resilience of the people, and hope for the future of mankind.'

Linda’s paintings are psychological explorations of the coming to terms with the narratives of parents isolated from their European heritage. She presents a universal issue of identity and home coming through an assemblage of family narratives.