FREE SPIRIT GALLERY is the vision and dream of Linda Bowlby. Born in December 1946, she grew up in rural Oklahoma and went on to become a pathologist, holistic psychiatrist, writer, painter, Mother and adventurer. She began painting in 2011 and in the years that followed until her death in January 2018, painted more than 280 works of art.
Linda spent her final years in Gallup, New Mexico enjoying friends and the land and working to promote art in the Gallup community through painting and creating opportunities for artists. Though she passed shortly before the anticipated opening of this gallery, she smiles down on us today to see her dream become reality.