Linda Mann is an author, photographer, and artist. Her art works honors the diversity and natural beauty of the Southwest, especially the Sonoran Desert. Her favorite subjects are the desert flowers, animals, and Native people. She donates a portion of sale proceeds to wildlife organizations and horse and donkey rescue groups.
She grew up in the show South, enjoying mild weather and being outdoors as much as possible. She studied art in high school and began college as an art major. After one year, however, she changed directions and became a psychotherapist and health care researcher. She had a long, satisfying career living and working in Washington DC while pursuing art and photography for the joy of creating.
Following retirement, art became Linda’s fulltime profession. She took college level classes and traveled to workshops. She visited and photographed some of the most scenic places in the United States and compiled her photographs into books, including The Beauty of Horses, Abandoned, and Scapes: Sea and Land. Now she uses many of these photographs as references for her paintings.
Linda is a member of the Oil Painters of America, the National Association of Women Artists, and the International Guild of Realism. Her work is in many private and public collections in the US and Canada.