Linda Welch is a painter, sculptor and book artist currently living in Ames, Iowa. After growing up in Iowa, she spent most of her adult life living on the West Coast. She holds a B.F.A. in Ceramics from Long Beach State and an M.F.A. in Textile Design from UC Davis. Her work is in private and public collections throughout the United States, including UCLA Fine Art Library and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.