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About the Artist

I am a Southern California native who grew up with a fond appreciation of the arts. This

was encouraged by my father, an accomplished artist and cartoonist. I taught art in the Orinda Union School District for 17 years. After retirement, I returned to my original love: painting and drawing, which I continue to dabble in today.


I developed a keen interest in botanical watercolor painting under the guidance of

Catherine Watters. Through her, I learned botanical painting requires careful

observation and considerable precision. This art form has become a personal passion.

Each plant I paint has its own beautiful peculiarities that I attempt to capture in my

artwork. As a member of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists, I have

exhibited my paintings at a variety of venues, from Alcatraz Island, UC Botanical

Garden and Mt. Tamalpais Florilegiums, to Filoli Garden in Woodside and UC Berkeley

Plants Illustrated exhibitions.


More recently, I have started learning Chinese brush painting from Pauline Tsui. She

has taught me to appreciate the attractive sophistication of this style of painting and also

the elegance of Chinese calligraphy.


Linda Kam

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