Linda Caine was born in Zimbabwe, Africa, and was raised in Zimbabwe and Zambia. Apart from a fifteen month period during which she and her father opened an African Art Gallery in Los Angeles, she lived in Africa until 1976, at which time she and her family immigrated to England. Linda, her husband, and two teenage children then immigrated to the United States in June 1992. The fact that her grandfather (who joined his pioneer brother in Zimbabwe - which was, at that time, Southern Rhodesia – in 1889) was American has made 'returning' to America to live very special to her, and she and her family are now happily settled in California.
As much of her life was spent in rather remote areas that did not have the benefit of Art Colleges, Linda turned to nature and books to teach herself drawing, painting, calligraphy and photography. Her love of art extends not only to the challenge of using different mediums, but also to different subjects, and her work ranges from delicate colored pencil drawings of glassware and reflections, to animals in oils and pastels, and flowers, birds and butterflies in watercolor.
As a Freelance Calligrapher and Artist, she has exhibited and sold her work privately and through galleries in England and America, and her calligraphy, drawings and paintings are hung in private collections in Zambia, Zimbabwe, England, The Isle of Man, France and America.
Having lived a very eventful and, at times, traumatic, life, Linda was asked to write her autobiography. Her book 'Out of the Dark', was co-written with her psychotherapist, Robin Royston. In April, 2003, it was released in the English language in the United Kingdom, Europe, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand. It was also released in the German language, under the title 'Ich pfluck dir den Mond vom Grunde des Meeres' in Germany, and in the Dutch language under the title 'Het Spoor van de Maan', in Denmark. 'Out of the Dark' was available in the United States, in autumn, 2004.
In 2006, John Furse, award winning Film and Television Director, Screenwriter and Producer, began writing the screenplay for ‘Out of the Dark’. You may read more about this in the 'Film’ section. In 2007 Linda also began working on a documentary with Jeff Hall, who has won many awards for his Audio/Visual studio, Maximus Media. This documentary will primarily be to encourage those who are hurting, as well as those who are caring for them, never to give up.