Linda Adams has been fascinated with nature, natural stones, and geology since childhood. She began drawing, painting and creating art, clothing, and jewelry growing up on a cattle ranch in the panhandle of Idaho. She has collected art throughout her life focusing primarily on equine art, reflecting her love of horses and the myriad of ways in which they have been depicted in art through the ages.
As a young wife and mother in the 1960s, she was still painting and making jewelry to sell on the beach and in boutiques in Santa Barbara to supplement the student family income.
Eventually, she set aside her artistic interests and accepted full-time employment in public policy, working for the Illinois and Connecticut legislatures and the National Conference of State Legislatures in Denver.
In the early 1980s she moved into the private sector to do government relations work for AT&T, primarily in ID, MT, WY, SD, ND and Washington DC, while living in Boulder, CO.
In 2003 she and her husband Judd retired and moved into the mountains of northern Colorado with their horses, dogs, and cats.
Retirement gave Linda the opportunity to return to her art, and she began by creating paintings of their 1890 Batterson Barn and Stage Station which has been a beloved landmark on the Red Feather Lakes Road for generations. She researched and wrote the history of the barn, and in 2010 it and the surrounding 10 acres were listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a Rural Historic Landscape.
In 2012 Linda created the Batterson Barn Studio and Gallery above the garage, which is open to customers 7 days/week by appointment. In addition, she participates in approximately 2 dozen art and craft fairs per year around Colorado and Wyoming.
Linda holds a bachelor's degree in history from UCLA and a master's degree in operations research/public systems analysis from the University of Illinois. In April 2014 she was named the SilverSilk Designer of the Month, and she was selected the Red Feather Lakes Featured Artist for Jan-June 2015.