Linda Sorensen was born in London, England in 1953. Throughout her childhood she was exceptionally gifted in art. Her talent was recognized and encouraged by a special teacher, now world-renowned wildlife artist and environmentalist, Robert Bateman.
Sorensen lives in the Ottawa Valley, Ontario, Canada. For 40 years she has lived close to nature—she was a part of the back to the land movement and raised her family in a self-sufficient lifestyle.
On returning to my painting, she has been developing a body of work called Algonquin Wilderness. Her approach to painting involves hands-on adventure in Algonquin Park, Ontario’s oldest provincial park and one of the largest wilderness destinations in Canada. She travels by canoe or boat, hike and camp. She paints plein air (in any season), takes photographs and sketches, constantly exploring light, form and color through her wilderness treks. The reference material that she documents in the field is brought back to the studio where her larger pieces are created.