Linda Bassford

Who I Am

I can’t remember NOT drawing or painting.  When I was young, vacations in Northern Michigan inspired a love of sketching old fishing villages and nature. The gift of an oil painting kit from my grandfather opened a world of color on small canvases which depicted either a landscape or the family dog.


I achieved a degree in illustration at Kendall School of Design in 1976 and found I favored graphite pencil, pen and ink, oils and acrylic to be the tools of my trade. These were set aside as the role of mothering became my most important job.