Linda Okazaki, born in Elma, Washington, in 1947, has lived most of her adult life in Washington, having graduated from Washington State University with both BA and MFA degrees. She taught painting in the Fine Arts department at WSU and also briefly at The Evergreen State College. Presently she is teaching at Port Townsend School of the Arts. She moved from Pullman to Port Townsend in 1980, attracted by its natural beauty and rich cultural life. She paints every day when she is not traveling to Seattle, New York and other centers to visit art museums and galleries. Her familiar iconic images are represented in paintings commissioned by Centrum, Bumbershoot, The Wooden Boat Foundation, and the Port Townsend Film Festival. Okazaki’s work is also held in collections at the Seattle Art Museum, Microsoft, the City of Seattle, Washington State Arts Commission and Jefferson Museum of Art. Her work can be found online and in many private collections throughout the United States and Europe.