- 1965 Heatherlies School of Fine Art, England
- 1966 Chelsea School of Art: pre-diploma year, England
- 1968 London College of Furniture: Diploma in Art and Design with Honours
- 2000 Drawing, painting,1st year lithography at Okanagan University College
- 1969-1970 Design Team Erickson-Massey Architects
- 1970-1972 Self-employed: Interior Design
- 1972-1978 Self employed: Romni Wools, importing and retailing raw wool, yarn and dyes
in Vancouver and Toronto
- 1978-present Self employed: Architectural Designer, designing and drafting full working
drawings for single family dwellings.
- 1980’s Various group shows in and around Salmon Arm
- 1991 Shuswap Lake Festival of the Arts, “Juror’s Choice” ribbon
- 1992 Images and Objects: Juror’s Choice and Honourable Mention ribbons
- 1994 Private Spaces: 4 artists at the Vernon Public Art Gallery
- 1996 Figure It Out: group figurative show, SAGA Public Art Gallery, Salmon Arm, BC
- 1999 Body of Work: group figurative show, SAGA Public Art Gallery, Salmon Arm, BC
- 2000 Still Lives, Moving Pictures, dual exhibit with Mike Young, SAGA Public Art Gallery
- 2008 Painting Mount Ida, solo exhibition, SAGA Public Art Gallery
- 2008 Two group shows in private galleries in Salmon Arm
- 2009 Two group shows in private galleries in Salmon Arm
- 2010 Alterscapes (with Lazuline), Station House Gallery, Williams Lake, BC
- 2010 Alterscapes (with Lazuline), Gallery at Artisan Square, Bowen Island, BC
- See more recent and up-coming exhibitions listed on the Exhibitions page.
Linda Franklin was born in the Shuswap to a family of landscape painters. She was involved in making art from childhood, at the easel of her grandfather and her uncle, and later at the Art Gallery of Victoria. She studied fine arts in England and Canada. For the last ten years, Linda has been a blue-water sailor and returns to the Shuswap each year with new eyes. She has a lakeside home with the ever-present view of Mt. Ida, where she has her architectural design studio. She is the mother of three and grandmother of six, all of whom have returned to live in the Shuswap.
Linda is part of an art-making affiliation: Lazuline is a group of three artists working to define the Shuswap/North Thompson and North Okanagan through their individual paintings.
Linda has also worked with Lisa Figueroa on collaborative, non-representational pieces in a body of work called "Metaphorica".