Visualizing ideas by drawing and making, is my way of working and drives my creative process. I enjoy exploring the potential relationship between one material and another and mixing discordant opposites to create a visual effect or to curiously see what happens.
My constructed textiles have been described as ‘engineered’ and I like this reference to the precision in my way of working. Over the years I have begun to extemporize and include a range of other media in my work. Although I appreciate a high level of finish and celebrate attention to detail, I am equally uninhibited when breaking the rules and like to ‘draw’ with textile materials and not be stifled by the constraints that technique can sometimes impose and most importantly, to keep the idea alive and exciting to the end.
Linda Green is an internationally respected textile artist who has exhibited in many parts of the world including Japan and the USA as well as widely in Britain. She studied Tapestry at Edinburgh College and Textiles at the Royal College of Art in London.
In 2009 after a full-time teaching career at Glasgow School of Art, she redirected her energies to develop her creative practice.
Since then, she has been the recipient of awards from the Theo Moorman Trust for Weavers, the Inches Carr Trust and Creative Scotland in addition to being an invited artist by Visual Arts Scotland. In January 2015, Linda won the prize for innovative work at Art Tapestry 4, an international juried exhibition in Finland. She was subsequently invited to be a jury member for Art Tapestry 5. In 2019 her work was selected and exhibited in The Cordis Prize for Tapestry.
She is an artist member of the Society of Scottish Artists and Visual Arts Scotland.
2015 Artists’ Bursary Creative Scotland
2014 Art Tapestry4 Award. Presented at exhibition opening in Rovaniemi
2019 The Cordis Tapestry Prize Exhibition, Inverleith House, Edinburgh
2019 Invited juror: 3rd Young Textile Art Trieniale: Lodz, Poland
2017 Invited juror: Artapestry5 Copenhagen, Denmark
2012 Inches Carr Trust Bursary Award
2010 Creative Scotland Award
2010 Theo Moorman Trust for Weavers Award