Linda Howard Bittner
Linda Howard Bittner has dedicated her career and talents to promote wildlife appreciation and conservation concepts to children and adults. She is nationally and internationally recognized for her fine art, illustration, photography and design work. Her work is featured in children’s books, educational publishing (including field guides), zoo & museum exhibits, interpretive signage, toys and games, novelty products, greeting cards, party papers, marketing campaigns and product development.
Some of Linda’s clients include: National Geographic Books, National Arbor Day Foundation, Oxford University Press, MacMillan/McGraw-Hill, Houghton Mifflin, Scholastic, Golden Books, Wildlife Research Institute, John James Audubon Museum & Nature Center, Ohio Division of Natural Resources, Outdoor America magazine, Artists magazine, AAA magazine, Wild Ohio magazine, Bass Pro Shops, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Columbus Zoo & Aquarium and more.
Linda is a member of Masterworks for Nature a select group of professional wildlife/nature artists in the Cincinnati area who organize fine art exhibitions to promote awareness and funds for conservation efforts. Together, the group has raised over one million dollars for such organizations as: The Wilds, Cincinnati Nature Center, Three-Valley Trust, Aullwood Audubon Center, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens and others. Linda is also a member of the Guild of Natural Scientific Illustrators and occasionally teaches workshops for kids and adults. She is also a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators.
Linda is an experienced wildlife rehabilitator, horse trainer and adventure traveler. She is an active volunteer and board member to several conservation & outdoor organizations and has participated in numerous conservation and humanitarian programs here and around the world.
In 2013 Linda Howard Bittner combined all of her interests to establish a new company “Wild Art Safaris, LLC” with a goal to bring exceptional travel opportunities and workshops to artists, photographers and those who are passionate about wildlife and nature. Wild Art Safaris will be collaborating with other creative professionals, organizations (such as WRI), scientists, guides and conservation programs to offer unique wildlife encounters and travel experiences. It is Linda’s hope that everyone who goes on these adventures will be inspired to further promote conservation efforts following their return from these amazing adventures.