Linda Samson studied Fine Art at Glasgow School of Art. She works mainly in oils; also in mixed media and ceramics and more recently lithography and etching. Her work is bold and colourful, predominantly figurative, often imbued with the landscape of her childhood, spent on the east coast of Scotland. The sea, sky, birds, the sun, the moon rising over the water, are motifs that often recur in her art. Early on, she became interested in twin images, reflections, and the imaginary masks women wear in their different identities and roles. Influences are Picasso, Matisse, Chagall,Miro, early De Chirico.Linda works by choosing a theme and working across the media, exploring how the images are affected and changed by each medium and its techniques.Visits to Paris in the last three years have produced more colourful genre work both in ceramics and etchings. At present she is working on large oils, moving away from the figurative to more abstract work. Linda has exhibited in many exhibitions over the last fifteen years in London and New York. Recent commissions have been a large ceramic work for the Medical School at St Georges hospital, a series of etchings to illustrate a poetry book, published last year, and a design for a stained glass window in Scotland. Her work figures in private collections in London, Paris, New York and Edinburgh.