Linda L Brobeck is a Minnesota-based visual artist and advocate whose work encompasses drawing, painting, and ceramics. Her paintings are created in an intensive process with built up paint, glazes and other mediums creating layers that are often deconstructed to create texture, and varied colors. The results are rich but subtle with depth of color. The paintings evoke a sense of calm – a place that is quiet but rich with emotion and memory. The work is unplanned with no preliminary drawing. “I am interested in internal dialogue – in emotion made visible. Occasionally, images emerge from the abstract – somehow caught in the space between conscious and unconscious thought.” She finds vitality, truth, and beauty in the everyday, often insignificant scenes.
Linda’s artworks are an expression of her inner life, but she invites viewers to create their own narrative based on personal experience.
Linda’s work has been exhibited and collected locally, nationally, and internationally. Her work is also in the permanent collections of several hospitals and health clinics, helping to transform spaces into calming environments for patients and visitors.
She is the owner of Crow River North, a studio located along the Crow River in Minnesota. The studio is open to visitors at designated times or by appointment. She holds a Master’s Degree in Visual Art/Studio Art from The University of Wisconsin. Brobeck is a former university administrator, instructor, and mentor teacher. She also served on and chaired a national education committee, as well as local education groups. She is an International Association of Art Professional Artist and member of IAA USA.
Linda believes in volunteerism. She has been a member or leader in organizations since childhood. Her work includes leadership and service at many organizations both at local and national levels. Linda was appointed by Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton, and reappointed by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, to the Perpich Center for Arts Education, where she serves as Chair of the Board. Perpich is a Minnesota State Agency that has a three fold mission. It includes a professional arts library, a professional development and research branch, and a residential arts high school. She serves on the Minnesota Department of Human Services Deaf & Hard of Hearing Services Division, on a Regional Service Center Advisory Committee, and formerly at Allina Health, as a Patient & Family Advisor. Linda has served eight years on the Central Minnesota Arts Board, including as Chair of the Board. Her membership and participation extends to Walker Art Center – where she volunteered for a number of years with Mnartist.org project, and Minnesota Citizens for the Arts – where she has served annually as a team leader in bringing individuals to the Minnesota State Capitol to meet with legislators to advocate for the continuing support of the arts in the state. Linda is a Climate Reality Leader trained in Environmental Communications by Former US Vice-President Al Gore and the Climate Reality Project. https://www.climaterealityproject.org/whoweare. She was a six year, founding council member of The Assisi Heights Spirituality Center (AHSC).
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about availability and pricing of work, new commissions, or exhibits. Prints on paper and canvas are available for much of the artwork in this portfolio.
Brobeck counts both Minneapolis and her studio/home in rural Wright County Minnesota, as home. She is proud to live in Minnesota where the arts thrive. Artist’s Acknowledgment:
I acknowledge the State of Minnesota as the traditional territory of the Dakota, Anishinaabe, and other Indigenous peoples who were forcibly removed from and are still connected to this land. I offer my gratitude for the opportunity to live, work, and to be in community with them.
Copyright: Copyright retained by Linda L. Brobeck. No reproduction rights are granted to the buyer. Work may not be reproduced in any form without written consent of Linda L. Brobeck. Artist retains reproduction rights to all work.