Linda Cloonan, is a native California artist and writer with a background in apparel design, pattern making and development. She is a longstanding member and recent award winner of both the California Watercolor Association and the Sebastopol Center for the Arts. Her work is held as part of the permanent collection of Levi Strauss & Co. as well as the Hotel Bristol in Sorrento, Italy. Her photographs have been published in Italia Magazine, the front page of the Mendocino Beacon and were prominently featured in the Walnut Creek 100 year Centennial Brochure. She has studied with such artists as John Salminen, Stan Miller, Alex Powers, and Judy Greenberg. Her first book of paintings and photos, “My Summer Of La Dolce Vita”, was published in 2012 and depicts her journey through Italy.
Her current visual work explores the storyline of meditative and reflective places depicted with mood provoking use of light and shadow.