Linda Garcia-Dahle was born in Covina, California. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in art from California State University at Long Beach. She worked as a sales artist for GTE for over a decade, afterwhich she worked in various positions within the book printing industry. She currently works at her oil painting full time.
She has won numerous awards in the past 2 years at the monthly themed shows held by the Pomona Valley Art Association. In 2015 she won 2nd place for oils at the PVAA 34th Annual Open Juried Show. She was also awarded 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. Recently, she was awarded both 1st and 3rd place at the San Dimas Festival of Arts Mini Show held at the Second Story Gallery.
In 2015 two museums acquired paintings by the artist. The Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History in Northern California acquired one of her paintings for permanent display in their Bird Gallery. The Inland Empire Museum of Art in Southern California also placed one of her paintings in its collection of local artists from the southland. That same year, she was also invited by the DA Center for the Arts in Pomona to be one of three artists to complete portraits of Hillcrest Homes residents for exhibit at the Gallery at Hillcrest Homes.
She has demonstrated sustained oil painting techniques at the Los Angeles County Fair and she has started 2016 by being one of seven artists chosen to appear at the Ontario Invitational Art Exhibit held by the Ontario Museum of History and Art. Linda is also a participating member of both the PVAA and the California Art Club.
“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.”