About Linda


Current works are in oils where I construct abstracts with palette knives, brushes and other miscellaneous tools. Sometimes I start with an idea and it ends where I hope it will, but other times the painting takes over and it goes in an entirely different direction.
As a graphic designer prior to the computer age, I started with a technical pen designing and producing logos. From there I moved onto realistic watercolors and oils until turning to abstracts in recent years.

I enjoyed courses in drawing and painting at the college level while completing a degree in Marketing Communications. My studies continued with independent classes in color techniques and oil painting. As an adjunct faculty member for five years, I taught Advertising Design and Production at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, MN.

Commission Projects
I enjoy working with clients to learn both what they like and do not like in their project. A multitude of ideas and samples are discussed to help the client visualize the finished work.

Art-A-Whirl Participant
Since 2012 I have participated in the Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association’s (NEMAA), Art-A-Whirl, an open studio tour in Northeast Minneapolis held the third weekend in May. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees can tour private studios, galleries, connect with the artists and purchase original artwork. Over the last 20 years, it has become the largest open artist studio tour in the country with over 30,000 attendees.

Art-A-Whirl Dates
Typically held each spring on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the middle of May.
For upcoming dates and time, please visit: https://nemaa.org/art-a-whirl/.
Dates are usually published in January.
Or, email me lmanning1574@comcast.net.

Visiting my Studio
1500 Jackson Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

NEMAA Member
The Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association (NEMAA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization that works to build a more vibrant, diverse and economically healthy community through the arts.
Founded by a small collective of artists in 1995, today NEMAA has more than 800 members, and is proud to coordinate Fall Fine Arts Show, Wintertide biennial juried exhibition, and Art-A-Whirl.