Linda L Brobeck is a visual artist, and advocate, who utilizes dramatic coloration, as well as occasional figurative elements, as a reflection of her own energy and emotion. Paintings are created in an intensive process with multiple paint layers that are  often distressed to create texture, and varied colors.  “I am interested in internal dialogue – in emotion made visible.  In some instances, I paint until the emotion emerges. Occasionally, images emerge from the abstract – somehow caught in the space between conscious and unconscious thought.” 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.  

Linda is a curious person who explores a variety of mediums and especially  loves to draw and to work in clay. 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. She is an International Association of Art Professional Artist and member of IAA USA. 

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.  The board’s responsibilities include oversight of the center’s administrative activities and multi-million dollar budget, as well as ensuring ongoing excellence and fulfillment of the center’s duties and responsibilities. Learn more about the individual branches of the agency by clicking on the link above. 

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.  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.   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 was a six year, founding council member of The Assisi Heights Spirituality Center (AHSC).

Contact:  llb@lindabrobeck.com 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.