David Linn was born in Palo Alto, California and grew up in the hills of the South Bay peninsula. He began painting shortly after birth and has paused only occasionally to pursue other interests such as music composition and performance, mountain climbing, and designing objects that fly. He received an MFA in painting from Brigham Young University, and currently resides at the foot of a mountain in Elk Ridge, Utah, with his wife and three children. He cites influences as divergent as Baroque masters and American Luminists to contemporary Conceptual Site and Earthwork artists. David’s paintings can be found in various museum, corporate, and private collections throughout the country. He is represented by the Turner Carroll Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, and the Frey Norris Gallery in San Francisco, CA.
David says, “The Sacred Incline was created for the Martin Willey Handcart exhibit a few years back and became the “logo” for the show. I chose to depict ’Rocky Ridge’ in a somewhat symbolic fashion. It’s currently in the collection of Lynn Summerhays.“