Linda Knoll, Modesto, CA Member Since February 2009 Artist Statement Linda Knoll has worked in the arts for many years since graduating from University of the Pacific with a major in graphic design. She is also a credentialed teacher and offers instruction to children and adults. She paints primarily in watercolors and has shown her work locally in several venues. Her latest venture is children's book illustration. She has self-published her first book, "Over in the Valley". Inspired by a bedtime song that has been in the family for generations, Linda adapted the lyrics to fit animals that are native the the San Joaquin Valley, her life-long home.