WELCOME TO MY WEB
My name is Linda
Morgan, and I’m an Intarsia artist from Kankakee Illinois.
I’ve been working in wood for the past several years. I
think I get my passion for wood from my father, who could
never pass up a good looking piece of it regardless of where
we were, or what we were doing. It didn’t matter what form
it took either. Driftwood off a beach on a family vacation,
a hand made rectangular box made out of redwood - my mother
kept her knitting needles in it - or an odd shaped piece of
cocobolo that had no purpose, but had a spectacular finish.
When I first started
doing Intarsia, which is the art of making “Pictures in
Wood”, I wasn’t very good at it. I followed the directions,
but it just wasn’t turning out right. Then, as luck would
have it, Judy Gale Roberts, probably the foremost intarsia
artist in the country, decided to hold seminars in her
Tennessee studio. I was in her very first seminar, and
learned a lot! There’s been no stopping me ever since.
Almost immediately I
began getting commissions for custom work. ----My grandson
handed me his Pokemon cards and said “Mim, can you make this
one?” So I developed patterns for many of the characters
and he has quite a collection now!
Last summer was my
first foray into exhibiting at art fairs and I not only had
a lot of fun, I sold a lot of pieces. I did shows in
Naperville, Downers Grove, Itasca, and Lockport. I
recently did the Naperville show again at the Naper
Settlement, and will next be seen at the Lockport Christmas
Crossroads show November 23-24.
I’d like to thank
everyone who has purchased one of my pieces, or just stopped
to say “nice work”. My husband and I get such a kick out of
knowing that there are about 100 of my pieces out there in