Haworth Studio, About the Artist


I am a career artist now living west of Portland, Oregon.  I feel my Western American homestead rancher / farmer / mining engineer heritage is a strong factor in who I am as an individual and as an artist.  My great grandparents homesteaded along the Snake and Palouse Rivers in Washington State.  After graduating from WSU, my parents left the Northwest to follow their careers living in Central America, above the tree line in the Peruvian Andes, and in the Southern Arizona ranch lands where I was born 30 miles from the Mexican border.

On my travels people I meet often want to narrowly define Americans, yet, this ancestor of Norwegian, English, Irish immigrants who were brave enough to settle and farm the Northwestern United States in the late 1800’s and whose children trekked Mexico, Central America, and South American cannot easily be labeled!  People also want to narrowly define an artist and label us as a sculptor, potter, painter, etc.. I find designing functional site specific art integrated public places also defies single category definition!

I attended the University of Arizona, and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Northern Arizona University.  I spent 15 years as a self supporting contractor bidding and winning public art / design contracts mainly with transportation demonstration projects.  I thoroughly enjoyed the teamwork and diversity of people and management styles that these projects allowed into my work life. After an eight state search and over 500 applicants, I was selected for a Westside MAX TriMet station in Hillsboro, Oregon.  Working simultaneous contracts in different states, I always felt like I was coming home when seeing the rolling hills of Washington County Oregon.

Volunteer Activities:

Washington County Citizens’ Participation Organization #9, 2007-08

Oregon Potters’ Association Showcase Event Publicity Chair and Co-Chair, 1998-2002

Tuesday Marketplace Founding Steering Committee, Hillsoboro, Oregon, 1997-98

Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail, Tucson, 1993-96 demonstration grant

Downtown Land Use and Transportation Advisory Committee, Tucson, 1989-93

Board of Directors, Tucson Arts District Partnership, Inc., 1993-94

La Pilita Neighborhood Youth Center, Tucson, Arizona, 1989-92



Linda Haworth