Linda Ursin's Artist Bio

Linda Ursin's Artist Bio - student project

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Linda Ursin is an unbridled artist, creative, intuitive & designer based in the Norwegian mountains. Born and raised in Sweden, she now lives in a small village in the middle of the Norwegian mountains with her daughter, husband, dog, and cat.

She started drawing as a child and creative expression has always been a driving force. She worked computer maintenance and support at a community college for 10 years but after worsening joint issues in several areas, she went on sick-leave in 2011 and then disability in 2015 and found even more time for her art.

Linda uses her intuition guide her choices of subject matter and materials. Her work often symbolises her collectors’ deeper levels. Their spirituality, ideal location, spirit animals or a symbol they connect with. There is often a touch of playfulness, colour, and humour in the mix.

The inspiration for her art often comes from mythology, folklore, and the Norwegian landscape. She paints in water media such as acrylics, watercolour and gouache and draw in pencil and coloured pencil.

Linda has taught herself to paint in watercolour and acrylics through experimentation and exploration. She's a strong advocate for self-expression as a human need and writes about it on her blog and in her book "get back to YOU - get back to CREATING".

Exhibitions:
Linda has shown her work at the Market Saturday at Støren twice, which is a local art & crafts event. She has also been featured in publications like Trønderbladet as well as online by several blogs.

Extraordinary Achievements:
Once did a series of 100 symbols in watercolour.
Recently finished the design for her own Tarot deck.
Won a national mead brewing competition in 2011
Wrote her first website in Notepad in 2003 (1600 pages x 3 languages)
Practiced as a witch sine 1994 with a practice built on old books from Swedish libraries and has been doing intuitive readings and amulets ever since.
Before becoming a mother, she read up to 500 books a year.

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I don't have an art education or any art classes to list. I've learned what I know from experimentation, books, videos and websites. The skillshare classes I have taken so far have been about pattern design, cartooning, illustration, and photography and the other classes on other sites (plus the university degree) have been related to computers and business. Being a multi-passionate, I learn about a lot of things even though my business is focused on my art.

All public walls within a 20-mile area are full and they don't want to hang more art. That's the reason I don't have my art in those places. Where I live, there are no galleries, and my audience isn't local. I've been looking into creating some kind of show but I haven't figured out where or how yet.

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