Linda Johnstone Allen was born and raised in the Glendale & Northeast Los Angeles area. The daughter of artists & art educators, she was encouraged and inspired throughout her childhood and has been fusing her creativity with her love of community. Referred to by her daughters (also artists) as a "true renaissance woman" - Linda has life experiences working as an artist, illustrator, teacher, arts activist and champion to community preservation and redevelopment in her home town of Eagle Rock. Currently, she is the Chair of the ERCPR (Eagle Rock Community Preservation & Revitalization Organziation), and head of restoration for the The 20th Century Women's Club (historical organization and building in Eagle Rock).

When not busy with her community involvement, Linda has been producing works of fine art exploring techniques in mask-making and spends time at her family studio in Glendale. This space not only houses her parents countless murals, paintings and designs, but holds an expansive collection of folk art and artifacts. Linda, along with her artist daughters' Candace & Mindy, have been preserving and transforming it into an eclectic place to make and look at art once again.

Recently, she has had shows at The Lankershim Gallery , The Center for the Arts - Eagle Rock, The Hillcrest Festival of Fine Arts, and The Cactus Gallery Women's Show (2006).

Linda has also been the recipient of numerous awards including the California State Women in Business Award (2005), was named Woman of the Year byt the Women's Club in 2005, and was recognized by Occidental College for her outstanding community service.

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