When I can't find words, I use art. This piece was created while devastating fires were being battled north of us in Napa and Sonoma County, CA. Smoke and ash kept me indoors, my studio a safe haven with purified air. The rich texture of the trees are created with collaged bits of litter I clean up, as a gentle reminder that if we do not stop trashing the planet, trees will not grow from our garbage. My personal proceeds from the sale of this piece will be donated to help victims of the fire.

- Linda Klein

River of Fire

Watercolor, collage, colored pencil on wood
Finished black edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

52" h x 30" w x 1.5" d
11 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.