Linda_M_Feltner-bio-3x2-200pxLinda Feltner is an artist who specializes in both the aesthetics and science of natural history. Not only does her work represent the strict standards of accuracy for natural history but through her Fine Arts background, she combines the creativity of artistic design with the realism of nature into what has become her trademark

Her multi-disciplinary career includes painting, drawing, interpretive media design, book and magazine illustrations, numerous solo exhibitions, classroom teaching, commissions, and lectures to professional organizations. She designs both indoor and outdoor exhibits including wayside panels, kiosks, murals and interactive graphics. She has created educational illustrations for zoological, botanical, geological, and historical subjects.

Linda’s experiences span more than 40 years painting and drawing, and 26 years as sole-proprietor of her business. She has been an instructor for the Scientific Illustration Program with the University of Washington and North Cascades Institute, She currently teaches with Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Art Institute , Cochise College Center for LifeLong Learning, and numerous national workshops.

Her combined experience has allowed her to produce numerous exhibits for the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, US Forest Service, and Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument and other state, municipal and private agencies, departments, museums and organizations. To each project, she brings her extensive, first-hand knowledge of and enthusiasm for the subjects, which often concern personal favorites such as birds, mammals, reptiles, insects, aquatic ecology, botany, and geology as well as a variety of ecosystems.

Her studio is located in southeastern Arizona, where she and her husband, T. Ben Feltner, enjoy the diversity of nature in an area known for its birds, butterflies, dragonflies, reptiles, and plants.

She was elected President of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, serving from July 2016-2018.