After many years as a public relations executive in energy, healthcare, and higher education, Linda Donlin of Bismarck is preparing for her next adventure. She recently launched a professional artist website, and has created four paintings of her hometown of Sykeston, North Dakota to honor the town’s 135th anniversary.

“I’m looking forward to the next chapter of my life as an artist,” she says. “I’ve always painted, but I will soon be able to concentrate on this passion. I have many paintings in my head waiting to get out onto the canvas. Working on these paintings of my hometown has been a great way to begin a new adventure.”

The paintings are of Lake Hiawatha, St. Elizabeth’s Catholic School, Sykeston High School, and Old Downtown.

“I got a lot of suggestions from people about how to make the paintings part of the town’s anniversary celebration. I contacted my brother Jon Polries, who’s on the committee, and we settled on having note cards printed from the paintings for souvenirs.”

Linda is preparing for a show at The Capital Gallery in Bismarck in 2019. For more information about Linda’s paintings and her artistic journey, visit her website: