|"Escape and Return" © Linda Friedman|
Textile And Fiber Art List (TAFA) is on online international community of artists and businesses engaged in the textile arts. As part of this week's TAFA member tour, I would like to introduce quilt artist, Linda Friedman. Linda has had a life long love of the written word and art. Her achievements include publishing poetry, teaching business writing, and working in management in a surgical fellowship program at the University of Southern California. Her commitments are balanced between education, family and the arts.
Linda was immersed in watercolor and oil painting when she discovered that painting and other nontraditional elements could be incorporated into fiber arts. As this new passion grew she moved beyond paper and canvas, expanding her horizons and joining art quilt groups. Linda relocated upon retirement from academia, where her hilltop home has become a studio filled with an array of color and fabric. Although often balking at labels, Linda calls herself a fiber artist, surface designer and quilt artist.
|"Flight" © Linda Friedman|
Linda's wonderful art quilts have been well received in exhibits, resulting in sales and commissions nationally. She finds inspiration from life in all its varied forms. As with any passion, there are never sufficient hours in the day to follow her muse. In Linda's own words, her mission is "to create lasting works of art that elevate the spirit, bring joy and pleasure to others through visual and tactile interaction, and thereby spark the innate creativity in others".
|"Koi Reflections No. 4" © Linda Friedman|