Local Social Network for the Arts Community in Central Valley
Thursday, August 2 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at CMAC, 1555 Van Ness Ave. There will be refreshments.
Linda Caine was born in Zimbabwe, Africa, and was raised in Zimbabwe and Zambia. Apart from a fifteen month period during which she opened an African Art Gallery in Los Angeles, she lived in Africa until 1976, at which time she and her family immigrated to England. Linda, her husband, and two teenage children then immigrated to the United States in 1992. The fact that her grandfather, who joined his pioneer brother in Zimbabwe (Southern Rhodesia) in 1889, was American, has made ‘returning’ to America to live very special to her. She and her family are now happily settled in California.
As much of her life was spent in rather remote areas in Africa that did not have the benefit of Art Colleges, Linda turned to nature and books to teach herself drawing, painting and calligraphy. Her love of art extends not only to the challenge of using many different mediums, but also to different subjects, and her artwork ranges from delicate flowers in watercolor, to striking charcoal drawings of galloping horses. Her calligraphy also exhibits this diversity, from profound and thought provoking poetry, to dramatic Chinese/English presentations.
As a Freelance Calligrapher and Artist, she has exhibited and sold her work privately and through galleries in England and America, and her calligraphy, drawings and paintings are hung in private collections in Zambia, Zimbabwe, England, The Isle of Man, France and America.
Having lived a very eventful and, at times, traumatic, life, Linda was asked to write her autobiography. Her book ‘Out of the Dark’, was co-written with her psychotherapist, Robin Royston, and was released in the English language in the United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the Isle of Man), Europe, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, in April, 2003. It was also translated into German, Dutch, Hebrew and Swedish, for publication in Germany, Holland, Israel and Sweden, respectively. Within 3 weeks of it being released in paperback, in April 2004, ‘Out of the Dark’ was in the top 10 bestseller list in the United Kingdom for the rest of that year.