Linda Zolten Wood earned her BFA from Cleveland Institute of Art and began work as a theater set painter at Cain Park & Prop artist at The Cleveland Play House. After watching her work destroyed in post-production, she decided to create large-scale murals for private and public spaces.
Her Upcycled Arts Workshops are influenced by travels in India which holds a national ethic of 'No Waste', in which practically everything is repaired or re-used in some way: Conservation is a way of life.
She was honored to receive Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson's 'Sustainable Hero: Champion' Award at the 2014 Sustainability Summit, and has been supported by Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District grants to raise awareness of water conservation for residents in Greater CLE. Her project was also selected as Editor's Choice for 'Best of Cleveland' by Cleveland Magazine, 2016.
The Collinwood Painted Rain Barrel Project and Zolten Wood Design received Neighborhood Connections grants (The Cleveland Foundation).
Her philosophy "Art For All" offers creativity to anyone who wants to try, regardless of economics or education: she has experienced the healing of the arts in all areas of life.
4 Panels Acrylic on Canvas - Inspired by Trinity Cathedral's stained glass, yearning for diversity
Painted Interior Wall - Client photos & sketches pieced together into a panorama.
Acrylic on Canvas - Inspired by a fashion layout, challenged to spark mystery.
Cactus Fish Girl
Acrylic on Canvas - Capturing my daughters favorite room at Rockefeller Park Greenhouse.
Painted Rain Barrel - Plain barrels are ugly: Water Conservation Just Got Fun!
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