artist, story teller, poet
The early years
Linda Joan Buller…
At 13 years of age, Linda took up the paint brush and has consistently painted and exhibited throughout her life.
Linda’s formal studies began at the Anik Silvers Studio at age 14 where she then continued her training through the Bendigo Institute of Technology, graduating after studying Fine Arts for three years.
The late 70’s and 80’s saw Linda as an active member of the Melbourne Arts scene in Fitzroy. Talent a plenty, Linda had shows as a performance poet and exhibitions with her visual arts at Rhumbella’s Gallery (Brunswick Street, Fitzroy). Linda can also claim fame to the Preston Market’s Peace Mural which was commissioned in 1986 by the City of Preston.
Linda has lived in Bali, Indonesia for the past 20 years where she continued her painting career. She also founded and managed an adoption centre and shelter for stray dogs.
Linda has recently returned to Australia and is looking forward to her upcoming exhibition where she will showcase her latest works.
Linda’s influences are taken from nature, history and experiences. She is particularly intrigued by the Australian Traditional Land Owners historical cave paintings. She has previously travelled around Australia for inspiration, drawing on the hot and lush tropics of Queensland, and the dry and arid desert of Outback Central Australia. Hungry to absorb contrasting cultures, she began combing the globe for hidden gems and found herself in places like Turkey and Greece. Here she discovered white sands, hieroglyphics, thousand year old architecture and ancient archaeology.
Linda had always dreamed of ‘meeting’ her idols. Even as teenager she knew, and devoured the biographies and works of Michelangelo and Van Gogh. Stating to her mother, “One day I will go where Van Gogh lived, paint where he painted and sit in his café”. Law of Attraction works, and Linda found herself travelling to Europe to make her dreams come true. Linda pegs this trip as being the most confronting, informative, self explorative trip she has ever made.
Ticking off her bucket list, Linda has travelled extensively including Cappadocia, Turkey, Instanbul, Venice, Athens, Greek Islands, Ireland, England, France, Singapore, Thalind and Kuala Lumpur.
Whilst living in Indonesia, Linda founded the Bali Dog Adoption and Rehabilitation Centre (BARC) and to this day she still donates a percentage of her artwork sales to support the Foundation.
Donations can be made by visiting the www. barc4balidogs.org website.
“Bali Advertiser” (June 2014)
“The Jakarta Post” (2009)
“Brava Casa- Indonesia” (2008)
“Hello Bali” (2008)
“Bali Style” (2007)
“yak magazine” (2007)
“Bali Times” (2007)
“Fine Restaurants and Villa’s of Bali” (2004)
“Bali Discovery” (2002)
“Bearers of Fruit”, Nancy Inglish (2010) Good Karma Press publications
‘Peace Mural’ (1986) Preston Markets, Preston VIC Australia