Born in Manchester, Linda Weir studied at Manchester Metropolitan University, attaining a foundation in Visual Studies, a BA (Hons) in Fine Art and a PGCE in Art. She later went on to receive an MA in Fine Art from Nottingham Trent University - MA Fine art Bonnington , Nottingham Trent School of Fine Art in 1986. She also has an M.ED in Counselling, Advanced studies University of Nottingham which she completed in 1996-8.
Linda had an exhibition at the Royal Academy summer exhibition in 2006 & 2008.
Linda has held numerous teaching positions, including in 1983 and 2003 a post at the University of Nottingham and Manchester Metropolitan University. She was a member of the Manchester Academy of Fine Art and a founder member of the Manchester Artists Studio Association.
After twenty five years, she finally arrived in West Cornwall and now lives and paints in St Ives where she produces impasto oils, all ‘en plein air’. She describes being in Cornwall as a “constant thrill” and finds it an “intensely inspiring place”.
Linda has exhibited extensively in one-woman and mixed shows across the country, most recently and notably at this year’s Royal Academy Summer Show.