You are free to contact me if you wish to have a private studio visit.

If you see any work in my Artist Store in which you are interested and would like more information, please contact me and ask me about it. I may have other paintings or drawings with similar imagery, or in a different scale that I can show you.

I will be teaching classes with City College of San Francisco City Extension Program this summer, beginning on June 5. The classes are designed for students new to the processes of painting or drawing, but all levels are welcome! To see a description of them, or to register online, visit the links here: ••Linda’s Drawing Class•• ••Linda’s Painting Class••

My paintings are visual and metaphorical manifestations of my spiritual concerns and resultant internal personal vision. In the most successful of instances, the works become embodiments of or allusions to the spiritual. Images that tend to recur are circles or rings and wheels; spheres or balls; and allusions to the horizon with references to substance and shadow.

I hope viewers will recognize something familiar when looking at the paintings and that that elusive familiarity will occur without the struggle of intellectual mediation. I hope that any feelings engendered in looking at my art will be similar to the feelings that gave impetus to its creation.

I believe my paintings have a presence, not just a place; that they are alive, having become embodiments of the transfer of creative energy through intention and touch.

My work is included in both private and public collections including AT&T, California Lawyers for the Arts, Embarcadero Center, Xerox Corporation, ABC/KGO Television and the United States Department of State, Washington DC.

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Linda Hope

P.O. Box 881201 • San Francisco, CA • 94188

Voice message: 415-334-3603   Studio: 415-822-4349


Studio on Hunters Point Shipyard, San Francisco since 1984. 

Original member of the Mayors Citizen’s Advisory Committee overseeing the redevelopment process of Hunters Point Shipyard.  Served on the Committee from 1992-2007.

Founding member and first President of STAR (Shipyard Trust for the Arts), served as President from 1995-2002. Served as Co-President with Kathleen McNamara 2003-2004.

Instructor of Painting and Drawing for City College of San Francisco's Extension Program (formerly Continuing Education Department) of City College of San Francisco since 1995.

Current Gallery Representation:  Chandler Fine Art • 145 Natoma Street • San Francisco • 94105

My Process

Lately I have been concerned with my gesture and movement as I apply the paint. I experience this as a transfer of energy; as my movements vary, the resultant strokes or marks vary. After I have a number of layers, the surfaces of my paintings seem to pulse and the paintings seem to me to be breathing. The layers of paint alternate with divergent qualities: dark and light; muted and intense; and warm and cool. Often and ideally this results in surfaces that possess a glowing quality, the light source remaining ambiguous but seeming to come from within the painting itself.


Corporate and Permanent Collections

  • American Broadcasting Company Affiliate: KGO TV,  San Francisco, California
  • AT&T, San Francisco, California
  • Burr, Pilger & Mayer, San Francisco, California
  • California Lawyers for the Arts, Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, California
  • Embarcadero Center, San Francisco, California
  • First Interstate Bank, San Francisco, California
  • R. Dakin World Headquarters, San Jose, California
  • RAS Capital Corporation, Bishop Ranch, San Ramon, California
  • Reynolds, Kendrick and Stratton, San Francisco, California
  • United States Department of State, Washington, D.C.
  • Verlink Corporation, San Jose, California
  • Xerox Corporation, Sunnyvale


Selected One and Two Person Shows 

  • 2019  Commonwealth Club of California, Farmer Gallery, 110 Embarcadero, San Francisco, California.  One person abridged retrospective. October 16-January 17.  Curated by Lynn Curtis. 
  • 2012     Chandler Fine Art,  170 Minna Street, San Francisco, California. One Person Show of Selected Paintings: Standing Blue.  February 19-March 31.
  • 2009     Chandler Fine Art, 170 Minna Street, San Francisco, California.  One Person Show of Selected Paintings: Moving Objects.  October 1-November 11.
  • 1999     City of Fremont Olive Hyde Art Gallery, 123 Washington Blvd., Fremont, California.  Behind the Looking Glass: Selected Paintings.  May 26-July 3.
  • 1998     Museum West Fine Art, 170 Minna Street, San Francisco, California.         Recent Paintings.  March 13- April 30.
  • 1997     Galeria Dos Damas, 415 Market Street, San Diego, California.   Selected Paintings: Transcendent Journey.  April 10-May 5.
  • 1996     Galeria Dos Damas, 415 Market Street, San Diego, California.  Selected Paintings and Assemblages: Life’s Lottery.  November 15-January 12.
  • 1993     San Jose State University Union Gallery, One Washington Square, San Jose, California.  One Person Show of Selected Works.  January 27-February 19.  Curator: Lisa Ramirez.
  • 1991     Victor Fisher Gallery, 350 Steuart Street, San Francisco, California.  SFAD Introductions Show:  One Person Show of Recent Paintings.  May17-July 18
  • 1987     University of California Santa Cruz, Eloise Pickard-Smith Gallery, Cowell College, Santa Cruz, California.  November 8-December 13.  Curator:  Verna Brady.


Selected Exhibition History


  • Chaos, National Juried online Exhibition, Sponsored by ARC Gallery, 1246 Folsom Street, San Francisco, California, 94103, May 7 – June 25, Chaos Catalog page 38, Juror: Annette Schutz, Arthaus Gallery.
  • Outside the Line: Sculpture and Craft Show, Marin Society of Artists, 1515 Third Street, San Rafael, California. March 10-April 2.  Juror: Stuart Wagner.
  • Faculty Show, City College of San Francisco, Fort Mason Art Campus, First Floor Exhibiton Space, Ft. Mason Center, San Francisco, California. November 19, 2015-January 26, 2016.


  • Faculty Show, City College of San Francisco, Fort Mason Art Campus, First Floor Exhibiton Space, Ft. Mason Center, San Francisco, California. November 19, 2014-January 20, 2015.



  • Silicon Valley Art Fair, San Mateo County Event Center Expo Hall, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo, California; Shipyard Trust for the Arts Exhibition Space. October 9-October 12, 2014.



  • Chandler Fine Art, 170 Minna Street, San Francisco. BLUE: Work by Six Gallery Artists.  November 8-November 30, 2011.
  • Chandler Fine Art, 170 Minna Street, San Francisco. Out of the Flatfiles: Work by Gallery Artists.  July 23-September 10.



  • Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, San Francisco.  Selections from Open Studio 1999:  ArtSpan’s 25th Anniversary Exhibition.  May 13-July 23.  Jurors:  Renny Pritikin, Raymond Saunders and Tracy Freedman.



  • Luggage Store Gallery, 1007 Market Street, San Francisco.  Painting’s Not Dead:  Curated by Harry Roche.  July 11-August 10.



  • Richmond Art Center, Anonymous Arrangement: A Conceptual Invitational Exhibition, Richmond Art Center Gallery, Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, California.  July 20-September 10.
  • SOMAR Gallery, 934 Brannan Street, San Francisco.  ArtSpan’s Selections from Open Studio 1994.  June 7-June 24.  Jurors: Signe Mayfield, Judy Moran and David Ortega.



  • San Francisco Women Artists Gallery, 370 Hayes Street, San Francisco.  SFWA Celebrates 100 Years.  March 1-April 2.  Juror: Jo Hansen.



  • SOMAR Gallery, 934  Brannan Street. San Francisco.  ArtSpan’s Selections from Open Studio 1991.  June 9-July 11.  Jurors: John Caldwell, Cheryl Haines and Chiori Santiago.



  • Gallerie GSMBK, San Francisco Women Artists Competition, Berne, Switzerland.  May 11-May 31.  Jurors: Don Farnsworth and Robin Eschner.
  • Glasgow Society of Women Artists Invitational, Mitchell Library, Glasgow, Scotland.  March 12-April 21, and Paisley Art Gallery and Museum, Paisley, Scotland.  April 28-May 12.



  • San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, 155 Grove Street, San Francisco.  Chain Reaction IV. November 1988-January 1989.
  • San Francisco 42nd  Annual Arts Festival, San Francisco Arts Commission, County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.  August 1988.



  • Gallery Sanchez, Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez Street, San Francisco.  Creating Symbols of Feminist Spirituality.  June 1987.
  • Barlett Gallery, 163 West Neal Street, Pleasonton, California.  Introducing Bay Area Artists, Satellite Exhibition for Beyond Power, a Celebration, Co-Sponsored by Women’s Caucus for Art and Southern Exposure Gallery.  March 11-April 5.
  • West Coast Painters Invitational, University of Hawaii at Hilo, College of Arts and Sciences, Hilo, Hawaii.  February 2-March 31.





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