Linda Laino is an artist, writer and teacher who has been making art in one form or another for over 40 years. Holding an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, she enjoys playing with words as much as form and color. Since 2012, she has resided in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico where the surreal atmosphere and sensuous colors have wormed their way into her paintings. The last few years have found her making art at residencies around the world, most recently in France and Spain. Finding beautiful things on the ground is a favorite pastime. Her art can be seen at www.lindalaino.com. Some of her essays and poetry can be found in The New Engagement, Sheila-Na-Gig Journal, Star 82, Writer Advice, Life In 10 Minutes and her blog, wordsandpictures.com. In 2019 her poem, Poem at Sixty was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
She is available for mandala commissions.