Linda Joy is a Darwin based arts educator and practicing visual artist. From a young age she was inspired by oil painting and photography, studying the later at the Queensland College of Art in the early eighties.
Linda moved to the Territory in 1994 where she got stuck, most likely for the rest of her life. She furthered her practice in printmaking and painting through a Bachelor of Fine Arts at NTU, then some years later, completed a Bachelor of Education, culminating in her position as Senior Arts Teacher at a local middle school. She has been the administrator of Darwin Visual Arts Association, exhibited her work in numerous group and solo exhibitions in the NT and Australia, and has been the recipient of several art awards, most recently the 2013 Katherine Art Prize. In amongst this she has invested all her time and creative energy in the raising of her three intelligent, good looking daughters – one of whom is single.
Her artistic journey is underpinned by her journals. These are extensive reflections of not only her Australian and international travels, but also the development of her love for ink and charcoal. With her daughters having flown the coupe, she has a few luxuries on her hands; spare time, peace, quiet and bedrooms which can be converted to studios. Hence her arts practice has unfolded again.