Linda Anderson was born in Floyd County, Georgia in 1941. She is a self-taught folk artist who began painting when she found a sense of solace in its process after her eldest daughter became deathly ill. Motifs in her paintings include animal and biblical imagery, as well as, movie stars. She is best known for her memory paintings, where she documents her experiences of growing up and living in a bygone era, depicted as rural Georgia, which has virtually vanished from human consciousness. In addition to creating memory paintings, Anderson also suffers from severe migraines, during which she experiences auditory-visual synaesthesia that she then documents with oil crayons on fine-grain sandpaper.