Linda Staiger began working life as an orthopedic surgeon. But now, making art is a calling - to share images that foster peace and love of nature.
Since 2003, she has been training as a visual artist with formal education, medication (that should be meditation), gardening, quilt-making, furniture-making, and lots of kayaking.
Of her process, she says:
I go out into nature on my boat, hoping to find tranquility and to quiet my mind from my real life. The rivers are so awesomely beautiful. I take beaucoup fotos in an effort to bring the river back with me to paint. I have tried to paint in the kayak, with some success. I look at the images again and again and again. I edit them, I photoshop them, I crop them. I start painting and then I put the foto away and it is just the painting; I try to paint the feeling of being out there in the beauty. I fail. But I keep trying. I try it again, starting with the boat on the river.