Linda Hope was born in Chambley, France to American parents. She studied art at Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos and the University of Texas at Austin. She moved to San Francisco, California, in the early 1980s.
“In the most successful of instances, my paintings become embodiments of or allusions to the spiritual. The images suggest themselves to me, I do not seek them. Due to the layering of colors in an order of dark over light, or muted over intense, the surfaces possess a glowing quality, the light source remaining ambiguous but seeming to come from within… It is my hope that when people see my paintings, they will recognize something familiar; that the feelings engendered by the work itself will be similar to the feelings that gave impetus during its creation. And I hope that that elusive familiarity will occur without the struggle of intellectual mediation.”
Linda Hope lives and works in San Francisco, California.