Linda Abblitt has been creating for as long as she can remember. She was blessed with some amazing art teachers at high school who let her experiment with a wide variety of art forms.
When she started work Linda didn’t make time for art, but rather concentrated her creativity on sewing, knitting, and embroidery. After spending 10 years working overseas in an itinerant position she arrived home in 2007 feeling ‘creatively dry’ and decided she needed to learn something new. That year she began quilting classes, and the following year she enrolled at TAFE and studied printmaking.
Linda studied a number of printmaking techniques, but she favours woodcuts and drypoint. Linda quickly made a name for herself as a woodcut artist in her home state of Tasmania winning several high profile awards. Then in 2014 she entered an international arts competition and took out first place in the visual arts category.
While ill health has limited her ability to do some types of printmaking, since joining Artists’ Collective of Melton she has begun  doing more painting and jewellery making.
Linda had her first solo exhibition in January 2018 at CS Gallery in Caroline Springs.