Newmarket Public Library's Digital History Collection
Turtle drum
Finn, Linda
Media Type
Item Type
Mixed media
Linda Finn has been making art for most of her life. She has studied at the Ontario College of Art in Toronto, the University of Waterloo (Fine Arts Department) and White Mountain Academy of the Arts in Elliot Lake, Ontario, plus numerous other art workshops.

A love of language continues to influence Linda's work. Her style has evolved through experimentation with new media and techniques. Using paint, paper, found materials and textiles to express her ideas, she makes unusual pieces that are sometimes mysterious, always thoughtful, and at times, just plain fun.

Watercolour has been her medium of choice, but printmaking, papermaking, handmade books and mixed media offer many more choices when developing a theme. "I am intrigued by curious combinations and situations that have meaning for me and also for the viewer."

Linda's work may be found in many public and corporate collections such as those of the Ontario government, Ontario Northland, Cambrian College, White Mountain Academy of the Arts, Timmins Museum, Northeastern Oncology Centre, Crownx, as well as numerous private collections around the world.

Linda has participated in over 150 group and solo exhibitions, including shows in Canada, the United States, Mexico and Japan. She is an elected member of the Canadian Society of Painters in Water Colour, the Ontario Society of Artists, the Northern Ontario Art Association, and the Society of Canadian Artists. Her work may be found in public, corporate and private collections in Canada and abroad.

Willing to share her knowledge, Linda has taught numerous workshops in schools and art organizations. She has convened Watercolour Symposia and Arts & Crafts Conferences, helped set up the local arts council, served as an advisor for the former White Mountain Academy in Elliot Lake and Cambrian College in Sudbury, and has served as a juror for many art exhibitions and shows. In 1992, she received the Lescarbot Award from the Canadian government and the Canada 125 Medal from the Ontario government for her volunteer work in the arts.

She lives in Elliot Lake Ontario, with her husband, Murray.
Date of Original
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 25in
Image Height: 24.75in
Local identifier
14-114 [Newmarket Public Library C07]
Bowman art collection
Language of Item
In 1987 the Newmarket Public Library (NPL) was very fortunate to be the beneficiary of a donation intended for works of art and books relating to art by Dorothy and Jim Bowman and their daughter Carol Bowman. The funds were invested in trust for this purpose until 1998 when a collection of works of art was selected and purchased to form a permanent gallery in the Library.
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Copyright Statement
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Copyright Holder
Reproduction Notes
DSLR camera, 35mm, 2 lights with soft boxes, modeling light only, high resolution.
Newmarket Public Library
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Turtle drum