Bio

Linda Nikkel Klippenstein

Linda lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia, but spent her childhood in Steinbach, Manitoba. Her upbringing was happy and uneventful in all the best ways, in a family that valued honesty, generosity and humour. They still think they are the funniest people around.

These family values shine through Linda’s personality and perspective and have become increasingly important to her as she grows older. Her large circle of friends rely on and appreciate her ideas and open heart.

The home Linda grew up in was often filled with guests and laughter; the unconditional hospitality that Linda’s parents showed to friends and strangers has impacted Linda’s adult life. Linda and her husband’s home in Abbotsford, British Columbia is filled with creative chaos, good friends, and great food! There is always room at their table for one more. Dale, Linda’s husband, is a professional photographer and his keen creative light shines as bright in his field as Linda’s does in hers.

Linda and Dale are strong believers in contributing to their community, and they volunteer their time to various local organizations. Linda is on the board of directors for SARA For Women, a support service for at risk women and children, and has spent years volunteering her time to create art with people from all walks of life, believing that people connect to each other through the creative process.

Linda has exhibited and sold artworks locally, nationally, and internationally. When Linda is not painting, she can be found on her bike, or on her feet … hiking, walking her dog, and sometimes just swaying to the music.