Linda DeLuca grew up in Welland, Ontario where she was born and raised. In her kindergarten class she produced a colourful necklace made out of construction paper and straws. She remembers wearing it proudly. This was a beginning development to exploring her creative side. I am a multi -media artist who works often with printmaking and painting. My most recent work is a series involving the theme of animals. I am playing on a narrative with the idea of " Cnandiana". The motifs I use are the Hudson Bay logo and local wildlife. My process involves linocutting and collage with Japanese paper. The work is mounted on wooden frames. I explore colour in various ways, adding another interesting element to the work. The use of repetition from the printmaking technique adds a surreal quality to the pieces. To create a polished finish I have used a coating of resin on the work.