If you’re looking to feel the warmth and beauty of the Pacific North West Coast, then look no further. Linda Heslop is simply in love with Vancouver Island and it shows in her incredibly detailed works. Linda Heslop’s work has won wide international acclaim, and her paintings can be found in galleries and collections around the world.
Linda has been a Victoria, British Columbia, resident since 1957. She has now turned her full attention to fine art following her love of West Coast images.
Linda Heslop began drawing at a very early age, tutored by her father who was an artist and architect. Her realistic style led to work in illustration, logos, magazine covers, feature articles, and several books at an international level. This included her own book, The Art of Caving, an overlook of her two decades of caving. Linda became recognized as the most published caver artist worldwide in the 1990s and was the second recipient of the National Speleological Society’s Arts and Letters Award.
Her award-winning cave art and her book “The Art of Caving” have been recognized in both artistic circles as well as by cavers themselves – she was the second recipient of the National Speleological Society’s Arts and Letters Award, and her portraits of cavers in action have been reproduced as cover art on numerous publications internationally.
Most of her work now revolves around her explorations of the Vancouver Island coastline, and the inspiration she receives from the natural world. She works primarily in watercolour.