April Cover Artist: Linda Kelly

Wednesday Apr. 1st, 2020

Linda Kelly has been exploring Montana’s wilderness for over 25 years and still today is an avid hiker and horsewoman. She has had a lifetime career as a graphic designer and wildlife photographer.

“I’m passionate about protecting our wildlife and their environment. Photographing wildlife takes respect, patience, and an understanding of animal behavior in order to capture that special moment. Sometimes you just need a little luck with lighting and what naturally happens around us. Either way I just love being out there!”

After Linda’s son and husband completed Iraqi Freedom combat tours, she used her graphics and photography talents to start www.OperationNeverForgotten.org. She created awareness campaigns and helped keep memories alive for surviving gold star families. Linda also shared her Montana passion by bringing combat altered veterans to outdoor retreats.

In the 1980s, Linda owned a successful marketing and advertising agency in Madison, Wisconsin while volunteering as an emergency medical technician. In the 1970s, she toured the racquetball circuit as a professional and nationally ranked player.

Stop by to see some of Linda’s photos exhibited at the Fireplace Center (on Jackrabbit between Belgrade and Four Corners), or visit her website at www.WestoneImages.com.

Read the April 2020 Issue online here