Linda Lindsay is in Victoria, BC

Linda is an award-winning artist known for her sensitively sculpted figures, imbued with strength, grace, and beauty. She instills life-like and thought-provoking facial expressions of confidence showing dignity, hope, and love into her pieces. Linda creates bronze and fired terracotta sculptures allowing for more variety, subtlety, and permanence. Her compositions are created to be beautiful and meaningful from every angle.

Her sculpting career spans over 40 years. Her work is in private collections across Canada, the United States, and Taiwan. She has two permanent public sculptures, M’akhotso Mother of Peace, and Winds of Time, both located in Victoria BC.

Born and raised in California, Linda comes from a family of artists. Following her passion, she completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1978, then her secondary teaching credentials from California State University, and was later awarded Community College teaching credentials from the State of California. She taught at Lemoore High School and West Hills College.

In 1993, Linda married the love of her life and immigrated to Canada, where they raised a family while she continued to develop her sculpting skills. Thousands of hours of sculpting from life-models, and intense individualized studies of anatomy, honed her skills in figurative art. Notable anatomy studies include artistic anatomy with Scott Eaton (England) and gross anatomy (Island Medical Program, UVic). This deep knowledge of anatomy underlies her ability to create believable form and expressive feeling in her sculptures.

Linda is a dedicated and experienced instructor who empowers her students with in-depth knowledge and skill so that they can bring their own creative visions to life.
She has offered sculpture and anatomy courses through her atelier in Victoria since 1993, and has instructed at the Victoria College of Art, the Sculpture Studio, and in Pietrasanta Italy, where she taught artistic anatomy and facial sculpture from 2016-2018 in the Sculpt Italy workshops.

Linda has recently exhibited with the National Sculpture Society in New York City and South Carolina, winning the prestigious Ortmayer/Corcoran ward. She has also exhibited and competed at the Federation of Canadian Artists in Vancouver BC, American Women Artists online exhibit (US), the Vancouver Island Sculptors Guild Victoria BC, Arts Alive Oak Bay Victoria BC, and the Sidney Museum BC. She has previously exhibited at Winchester Galleries Victoria BC, Gallery De Felice Spokane Wa, The Bronze Works Gallery Tacoma Wa, Bronze Editions Gallery Seattle Wa, and Bronze Coast Gallery Cannon Beach Oregon.

She is a member of the National Sculpture Society (USA), the Federation of Canadian Artists, and is a board member and past president of the Vancouver Island Sculptors Guild.

Permanent Public Installations

2018 – ‘M’akhotso, Mother of Peace, Oak Bay Public Library, Victoria BC

2019 – Winds of Time, King George Terrace Lookout, Victoria BC

International Teaching

2024, 2018, 2017, 2016 – Sculpt Italy: Sculpting workshops – taught artistic anatomy and sculpture, Pietrasanta Italy

Formal Education

1990 – College Instructor – Fine Arts; State of California

1985 – California K to 12 Teaching Credentials, Fine Arts; California State University, Fresno

1978 – Bachelor of Fine Arts, California State University, Fresno

Professional Associations

  • Federation of Canadian Artists (SFCA)
  • National Sculpture Society
  • American Women Artists
  • Vancouver Island Sculptors Guild

Professional Development

  • 2013 – 2021 Advanced independent studies of anatomy and écorché development
  • 2019 – 2019 Africa inspiration trip: Uganda and South Africa
  • 2016 – 2018 European comparative sculpture study trips, England, Italy, Netherlands (June-August)
  • 2018 – 2018 New York, sculpture study and inspiration trip
  • 2018 – 2019 Foundry skills: Fine arts casting, Valley Bronze, Joseph, OR
  • 2015 – 2016 Australasian study trip; New Zealand and Australia
  • 1980 – 2019 Multiple studies from life-models, Victoria, BC
  • 2014 – 2015 Human Figure Anatomy, Scott Eaton
  • 2013 – 2014 Facial Anatomy and Portraiture, Scott Eaton
  • 2007 – 2008 African inspiration trip: South Africa and Zimbabwe
  • 2004 – 2006 Studied sculpture enlargement: Studio 37, Victoria, BC
  • 2004 – 2004 European study trip: Italy, France and England
  • 2001 – 2007 Foundry skills: Fine arts casting, Cire-Perdue Casting, Hayden, ID
  • 1998 – 1998 Anatomy for Artists, Dr. S. Drabbit MD, University of Victoria, BC
  • 1987 – 1988 Advanced studies ceramics, Ray Thomas, West Hills College, CA
  • 1984 – 1985 Figurative Studies, Joseph Mugnaini, Otis Art Institute, CA
  • 1980 -1982 Figurative Sculpture, DrWilliam Citrin, Fresno, CA

Exhibits & Galleries

  • 2023 – Federation of Canadian Artists, FCA gallery, Vancouver BC
  • 2023 – Vancouver Island Sculpture Society, Sculpture Splash, Gorge Pavilion, Victoria BC
  • 2021 – National Sculpture Society, 88th Annual Awards Exhibit, NSS Gallery, New York City
  • 2021 – National Sculpture Society, 88th Annual Awards Exhibit, Brookgreen Gardens, SC
  • 2021 – American Women Artists, National Exhibit, Lifting the Sky: Elevating The Works of Women Artists
  • 2021 – Winds of Time, King George Terrace Lookout, permanent linstallation, Victoria, BC
  • 2012 – 2021 Lindsay’s Studio Gallery, Victoria, BC
  • 2019 – Arts Alive Installation, Confluence, Oak Bay Victoria, BC
  • 2018 – ‘M’akhotso Mother of Peace, Oak Bay Village permanent installation, Victoria, BC
  • 2018 – Arts Alive Installation, Balancing Act, Oak Bay Victoria, BC
  • 2013 – 2019 Oak Bay Artists studio tours, Victoria, BC
  • 2018 – Sidney Museum, Sidney, BC
  • 2016 – Sculpture Splash, Macaulay Point, Victoria, BC
  • 2015 – Oak Bay Sculpture Walk Installation, Victoria, BC
  • 2002 – 2011 Winchester Gallery, Victoria, BC
  • 2000 – 2006 Galleria De Felice, Spokane, WA
  • 2001 – 2010 The Bronze Works Gallery, Tacoma, WA
  • 2001 – 2005 Bronze Editions Gallery, Kirkland, Seattle, WA
  • 1995 – 2019 Moss Street Paint-In, Victoria, BC
  • 2002 – CIPA, City Scape Art Space, Vancouver, BC
  • 2000 – 2002 Peninsula Gallery, Sidney, BC
  • 2000 – Sculpture Invitational, Loveland, CO
  • 1998 – 2000 Kimberly T Gallery, Shelton, BC
  • 1998 – 2000 Bronze Coast Gallery, Cannon Beach, OR