Linda Burns is new to the world of art.

Linda is talented in various mediums – photography, jewelry and rock art. She attended the Art Institute of Colorado and took rock sculpture classes presented by the Denver Gem and Mineral Guild. Jewelry making is a self-taught skill, which she has learned since retiring in 2016. She also does chain saw carvings and acrylic paint.

Linda’s work has gained her recognition in Summit County, Routt County and Teller County. A photo was the cover and inside photo cover of the Summer Mountain Guide for Summit County. Her work is also included in a slide presentation in Breckenridge, Colorado. Linda has received multiple awards for her writing, photography and displays during rock show events. Linda is currently the Denver Gem & Mineral Guild President.

The travel involved in pursuing rock hounding has offered great photo opportunities all over the United States. When asked which form is the favorite, a quick response of photographer. The camera has been a constant art companion throughout her life. “You always get something different, and often unexpected things,” she said.

Linda is looking forward to the opportunity to meet and compete with area artists during the Bent County Art Guild’s 12th Annual Santa Fe Trail Art Show. BCAG President Linda Bourne, has been very welcoming and encouraging participation. Linda Burns has three photographs and a soap stone buffalo rock sculpture to be exhibited at the show. Since moving to Bent County to live with her sister, Joan Kinsley, Linda has really enjoyed the large amount of area wildlife to photograph.

Anyone wishing to get more information on the Santa Fe Trail Day Art Show may contact Linda Bourne at 688-2508. The art show opens Friday, April 21.