“At this stage in my life, I find myself coming back to my first love: Painting. To capture a moment, a mood, a feeling on canvas is a great joy to me. Looking in the everyday corners of life, I find subjects that help me express this joy. I want to create paintings that a viewer wishes to inhabit.”
Linda Garcia-Dahle, a native Californian received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the California State University of Long Beach. She works at her oil painting full time and has exhibited in many fine art shows throughout California.
She has won many awards in the past years including the Associated Artists of the Inland Empire Award and the Milford Zornes Memorial Award at the PVAA 35th Annual Open Juried show, both the Museum City Council Liaison Choice Award and Honorable Mention at the Ontario Open Art Exhibit held by the Ontario Museum of History and Art, and numerous 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards at various art shows.
In 2016, she was one of eight artists invited by the Ontario Museum of History and Art to exhibit at the Ontario Invitational Art Exhibit Eighth Biennial. She was also invited by the dA Center for the Arts to participate in the Love A Fair Art Exhibit.
In 2015 she had two paintings acquired by museums: The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History purchased one for permanent display in their Bird Gallery, and the Inland Empire Museum of Art for inclusion in its collection of artist of Southern California. Her portrait of the Inland Empire Museum of Art founder Gene Sasse was selected to be printed in the forward of the IEMA Collections Book: 100 Selections.
She is a participating member of both the Pomona Valley Art Association and the California Art Club.