Linda's painting study came mostly from her own efforts and also studying with artists that she admired in workshops. Starting with watercolors, in pursuit of intense colour she studied pastels, acrylics and oils. Painting and exploring in those mediums she found the acrylics and oils best suit her passionate and expressive style.
I am inspired in the moment whether I am walking down a cherry tree lined street or in a meadow being observed by cows. Painting the passion I feel at that moment feels a little bit like falling in love for the first time.
Linda Skalenda had her own successful studio/gallery for five years - two in Nanaimo BC and three in Qualicum Beach, BC.