Linda Cohen

Art Instructor

Being a creative child, Linda's mother encouraged her to attend a floral design school. After several jobs in the industry she was approached by the owners for Flowers by Kirk in California. The owners were founding members of AIFD, the American Institure of Floral Designers. She was asked to apply for acceptance. The members voted and she became the youngest designer at that time. The function of the AIFD was to provide exceptional designers to FTD and companies that made floral products to demonstrate new and innovative ideas and products for their fellow florists. Working for Flowers by Kirk she participated in design shows all over the country. One of her specialties was creating a three dimensional, framed, silk and dried flower arrangement, with a painted background. She would go to the clien'ts home and design the piece to match their decor. Twenty years experience in this field working with textures and colors have naturally evolved into the art she is currently creating.

Linda has explored several styles from Shabby Chic to her personal favorite, Industrial. A passion for rust and gears was ignited when she discovered Steampunk. This popular style incorporates elements of Victorian and Industrial. Repurposed, upcycled and unexpected materials find their way into her art. From circuit boards, Tyvec, scrap metal, and occasionally silk flowers and doilies, anything goes. Her art clocks are very popular with her clientele and Linda enjoys creating functional art.