Linda Howe Ely artLinda was born in Port Elizabeth, matriculated there at Holy Rosary Convent, and did a Higher Diploma in Fine Art at the Port Elizabeth Technikon, where her main teacher was Neil Rodger. She subsequently completed a BA, majoring in History and History of Art, followed some years later by a Post Graduate Diploma in Museum and Heritage Studies.

While in Port Elizabeth she exhibited with the Eastern Province Society of Arts & Crafts (now ArtEC), and held a group exhibition at their gallery with two art school friends. She did paintings on commission and taught painting and drawing at the Technical College classes for adults and from home.

After moving to Cape Town she joined and exhibited with the South African Society of Artists, Stellenbosch Art Society, Art B and the Constantiaberg Art Society. She served on the SASA Council for 12 years, as Secretary, Vice-President, Acting Treasurer and President. She is currently on the committee of the Constantiaberg Art Society.

She loves nature, especially the mountains and indigenous flora. She is also fascinated by history and old things. She works in both watercolour and oil, and her work reflects these interests.

Linda exhibits regularly at the John Winter Hall in the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and currently has work at the Cape Gallery in Church Street, Cape Town.

Email contact: lindahe@vitalitybroadband.co.za