Born in Illinois, Linda studied art in Chicago, and continued her art education after moving to Florida at the University of Central Florida. Enamored with the tropics, many of Linda's paintings feature the vibrant foliage, lush palm trees, and beach scenes indigenous to the area. In addition to her tropical themes, she is equally adept at museum quality still life studies, landscapes, golf course scenes, and abstract work.
An avid traveler, Amundsen approaches each trip as a research project for future paintings. Taking photographs and drawing thumbnails during travels to such diverse locales as the American West and Scandinavia enables Linda to recreate and embellish scenes and memories on canvas.
Linda has garnered numerous awards in competitions across the country. Her painting, Sea Grapes, was juried as one of the top entries for 1998 in the highly competitive Arts for the Parks competition in Jackson Hole, WY, and Reaching for the Sky was named one of the finalists in 2002.
Linda's work is shown in galleries, museums and corporate collections throughout the country. She maintains affiliations with several art organizations including Oil Painters of America, Seminole Art Association, Florida Women's Art Association, Daytona Art League and Artist League of Orange County.