Trees give us a feeling of well being. I was inspired to create this piece looking into the branches of a dormant tree seeking some healing and peace of mind from the fractured lives we live. All works from the SPLINTERED WISDOM series are created on paper mounted wood panels artfully painted and splashed with pure watercolors.  The rich texture of the trees are created with collaged bits of images of bark and litter I clean up off scenic highways in California, a gentle reminder that if we do not stop trashing the planet, trees will not grow from our garbage in the future. The overall result is an aesthetically alluring composition with a hidden message about protecting our forests.

- Linda Klein

Finite Gestures

Watercolor, graphite, collage on wood
Natural wood edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

14" h x 30" w x 2" d
8 lbs. 0 oz.



Linda Klein
San Anselmo, California

Getting to Know Linda

Linda Klein is an eco-conscious mixed media artist from California. She applies her passion for the environment to her work. “Many of my collaged tree pieces are created with bits of litter that I clean up off of scenic highways,” Linda says. “Each painting contributes to cleaning up our planet and turns ‘trash into trees.’” By repurposing litter as collage material, Linda dutifully reminds her viewers that recycling is key to a thriving future. The artist lives in Marin County, where she feels grateful to have inherited her mother-in-law’s large art studio that is always filled with light.