Linda Martin was born in Sydney, Australia.
She began to seriously study art at the age of fourteen. Those early years proved to be a solid foundation for later qualifications and successes in both commercial and fine arts.
From 1985 to 1995 Linda taught art and exhibited throughout the central west of new South Wales.
Then, moving northward, she found inspiration in the natural beauty of the mid-north coast and was commissioned to illustrate "A Biblical Herbal", client Earth Images. This book was highly commended for its design at the 1998 Christian Book of the Year awards.
In 2005 Linda was awarded a full residential scholarship to study Botanical Illustration at Charles Sturt University (Mitchell College Summer School).
In 2009 she created the images for David Malikoff's "Planting the Dunk Botanic Gardens", which premiered in Wuhan, China and played at the Edinburgh Festival in 2009.
1998 Fine Arts, Cert 3 A grade pass NCIT
2005 Botanical Illustration, CSU
2018 Natural History Illustration, EdX.org
1987 Grenfell Show first place, portrait section
1987 Grenfell Show first place, watercolour landscape
1989 Back to Bulli Art Competition first place, open section
1991 Molong Show first place, portrait section
1993 Manildra Show first place, open section
2003 Port Macquarie Art Show first place, computer generated section
2005 Port Macquarie Art Show first place, computer generated section
2006 Port Macquarie Art Show first place, watercolour section
2013 Port Macquarie Art Show third place, religious art section