Linda Sabbage – Painter, mixed media, art teacher

'I would like to think that my visual work makes the "invisible" visible.'

As well as being an accomplished painter – her works are held in private and public collections in New Zealand, Europe, Canada and Australia – Linda is a highly experienced art teacher. She attended Elam School of Fine Arts where she studied art and education for a Bachelor of Education degree. She taught at schools in Auckland and Hamilton (where her students designed and painted murals for the Maori Queen Dame Te Atairangikaahu.

In 2000 Linda received a ┬áTeacher of the Year award and Woolf Fisher Fellowship (enabling leading teachers to study overseas) then taught at A.S. Neill’s Summerhill School, an alternative ‘free’ school in Suffolk. ┬áLinda taught art for 8 years in Mallorca, with her students consistently gaining top national and international grades for their work.