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  Florals
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Birch across the lake
Forests 
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Arbutus and ocean 
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Beacon Hill Cherries II
 
 
Sweater from Rome
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LINDA SKALENDA

FCA

LINDA SKALENDA Picture Email Address: lskalenda@shaw.ca

Website: http://www.LindaSkalenda.com

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Biography:
 Born and raised in Victoria, Linda Skalenda started her art education early with youth art lessons at The Greater Victoria Art Gallery. The lessons proved to be a great inspiration and she has been drawing and creative in many ways since.

Her interests in colour lead her into a career of interior decorating. Working with clients on choosing colour, she helped create the perfect living environment. In that time she had a desire to create in a personal way and to express her feelings and mood through paint on canvases.

Linda’s painting study came mostly from her own efforts also studying with several artists that she admired through 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.

There is no end to the Inspiration she gathers from the landscape for her colourful canvases. Whether it’s her whimsical animals or her sensitive land or seascapes, the passion and use of exciting, vibrant colours that she puts onto her canvases make you stop in your tracks to take a second look.

Linda Skalenda had her own successful studio/ gallery for five years - two in Nanaimo BC and three in Qualicum Beach, BC. Linda now lives in Victoria BC. Joining the “Artishow Group” she enjoys a month long residency at one of the premier Hotels in Downtown Victoria. She also joins in the plein air event on The Empress lawn on Sundays from July to September.

This November 2014 -April 2015 Linda has been invited to be Resident Artist with her solo Gallery at The Empress Hotel

Linda has garnered “Awards of Excellence”, “Honorable Mentions” and the all-important “People’s Choice” awards in many FCA and selected juried art shows. Her works are now in collections across Canada, the United States, Ireland and the UK.

Website:www.lindaskalenda.com

Shows:
 RESIDENT ARTIST FOR SIX MONTHS AT THE EMPRESS HOTEL Starting NOVEMBER 2014 - APRIL 2015

Glendale Gardens August204

UP coming show MOSS STREET PAINT-IN July 19 2014

Resident Artist at the INN at LAUREL POINT for the month of JUNE 2014

ECLECTIC GALLERY SOLO SHOW FEB-MARCH 8 2014

ECLECTIC GALLERY small works NOV-DEC 2013

MORRIS GALLERY- November 2013

SIDNEY FINE ART 0ctober 2013

Moss Street Paint-In 2013

Arts and Music in The GLENDALE GARDENS 2012 is happening the weekend August11&12 with 60 artists plus music and delicious food not to mention beautifull gardens to explore

BRITISH COLUMBIA MAGAZINE sales of art cards and art prints

visual art event, the TD Art Gallery Paint-In is celebrating its 25th Anniversary! So mark your calendar and plan to stop by and say hello on Saturday July 21,between 11 and 4:30

GORGE ON ART SHOW June 23,2012 11-4:30 artists set up along the Gorge walkway

12TH Anniversary Show opening at MORRIS GALLERY Friday March 2nd 2012 7-9PM Reception,

Autumn Show at MORRIS GALLERY 2011

- SOLO SHOW Featured artist for month of June 2011

GORGE ON ART July 2nd 2011,11-4PM Set up on the beautifull Gorge Walkway Seee you there!

GLENDALE GARDENS VICTORIA AUGUST 6& 7th 2011

I Won’t see you at The Moss Street Paint-In this year heading to the Lavender Festival In Sequim for more inspiration for my Lavender Paintings!

Just Finished!!!!FEATURE ARTIST large window display at IMAGINE THAT! GALLERY Duncan BC April 4th- 30th Thank you to all for your interest in my work

11th ANNIVERSARY SHOW MORRIS GALLERY MAR 11-31 2011

SOLO SHOW MORRIS GALLERY October 2010

MORRIS GALLERY VICTORIA Fall Group show

SIDNEY FINE ART SHOW October 15-17 2010

SOLO SHOW MORRIS GALLERY Victoria, BC Featured Artist for the month of October 2010

MORRIS GALLERY Victoria BC, Group Show September 10-30th 2010 opening reception Sept. 10, 7-9

"GLENDALE GARDENS Art In the Gardens" Victoria BC August 7&8 2010

"MOSS STREET PAINT-IN" Victoria, BC Comming July 17 2010!

GREATER VICTORIA ART GALLERY Summer Small Works June -Sept.2010

LEGACY GALLERY Victoria, Painting on Location July 10, 2010

"GORGE ON ART" Victoria, BC, Hugely successfull show
THANK YOU to all for the positive comments and your puchases!July 3 2010

Eaglewood "ART AND HOMES SHOW"Qualicum Beach June 12&13 2010

Coast Collective Bloomin’ Show March 2010

Brant Art and Photography Show March 2010

LOOK! Art Show Victoria, BC. March 2010

Greater Victoria Small Works Christmas Show 2009

SIDNEY FINE ART SHOW October 2009

Englishman River Gallery Outdoor Art Show 2009

The Old School House Art Center Autumn Views Show Oct. 2009

Kitty Coleman Woodland Garden Show Sept. 2009

Coast Collective-Land and Sea Show plus the Clothesline Show Summer 2009

Moss Street Paint-In Victoria 2009

Victoria Art Gallery Small works Summer Show 2009

Legacy Gallery Aug 2009

SIDNEY FINE ART SHOW October 17th-19th 2008

Englishman River Gallery Fall 2007

SOLO Show October 2008-Sooke harbour House Opening Oct. 5th

SOOKE FINE ART SHOW August 2008

SOLO SHOW Nov. 12-2007 at The old School House Art Center , Qualicum Beach BC

SIDNEY FINE ART SHOW Fall 2007

NANAIMO ART GALLERY, Spring Show April 2007

Oceanside Art Show march 2007

SIDNEY FINE ART SHOW Fall 2006

SOLO SHOW-NANAIMO ART GALLERY, Artist for the month of July 2006 featuring "The West Coast Residents" series of paintings

*SPIRIT BEAR* "BEARS IN THE CITY" Lions Club Program on display in public outdoor space in Victoria, BC May-October 2006

FCA Fall2005

FCA Spring2005

OCEANSIDE 2005

Art Coucil Show GALLERY 223 223 Commercial street Nanaimo,BC Aug.4th-18th 2005 Studio Artists Show Featured in the main Gallery

FCA Fall2004

FCA Spring 2003

Oceanside Art Coucil Show 2003,2002,2001

Metchosin "GREEN" Art Show Spring 2002

Awards:
 OCEANSIDE COMMUNITY ART COUNCIL Shows *2001 Award of Excellence *2002 Peoples Choice award *2003 Award of excellence plus Peoples choice award *2005 Award of excellence

BRANT FESTIVAL Art Show- *2003 Honorable mention plus People choice award

FCA Art Shows- *Spring 2003 Jurors choice award *Fall 2004 Jurors choice *Spring 2005 Award of excellence,Honorable mention and Jurors Choice *Fall 2005 2 Jurors Choice Awards

*2003 Artwork "Englishman River Estuary" Also selected By the Oceanside Monetary Foundation to be printed on the Five dollar bill

*Spring 2005 The Rotary Club of Nanaimo voted "Forest Melody" For the Cover of The 2006 Art Calendar

The Art work Was auctioned off at a Charitable Gala Affair Sept.17-05 At Bowen Park Auditorium.Nanaimo.BC.

Exhibits:
 Representation:

Past and present

ECLECTIC GALLERY OAK BAY Village Victoria, BC

MORRIS GALLERY, Victoria, BC.

LEGACY GALLERY, Victoria, BC.

Little Cricket Gift Gallery two locations- Fort Langley,BC and Maple Ridge, BC.

Nanaimo Art Gallery-Nanaimo,BC.

Qualicum Frameworks-Qualicum, BC

Shorewind gallery-Tofino,BC

Sooke Harbour House Gallery- Sooke, BC

The Old School House Art Center

Collections:
 National and International collections.
Instruction and Workshops:
 Join me at OPUS Victoria November 10th from 2-4 where I will be doing a palette knife demo.
Contact Information:
 Email:lskalenda@shaw.ca

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