Linnie Aikens Arts and Letters • HeART Haven Studios

Artist Bio

This is somewhat of a personal art family website, predominantly featuring galleries of work by Linnie Aikens Lindsay as well as an extensive collection of sculptures and paintings by her mother, BJ Keith, renown international artist.


I come from a long family history of travelers, explorers, artists, writers, and teachers in whose footsteps I too have followed.  Sandwiched between two incredibly creative and genius parents and two brilliantly talented daughters, each of whom have found their own niche in art and writing, I didn’t really have a chance.  I tried to box it in and contain it for too many years, but eventually my frame could contain it no longer.   Call it destiny.  Call it God’s calling.  Whatever it is, I can no more deny the creative yearnings of my soul than waylay the sun.   


I have been a teacher for over 32 years.   Seeing the dawn of understanding and the discovery of their own creativity and intelligences in the eyes of children fills my heart with untold joy.  Seeing their smile of enthusiasm and self-confidence as they grow in these areas, gives me a deep fulfillment.  Yes, I know now it is the specific path that God has rolled out before me.  Personally, I’ve been writing and illustrating five books, one inspirational, one adult mystery, one juvenile, and one epic poetry, and lastly, an Illustrated Memoir in vignettes.  I am currently working on illustrating a children's book as well as creating a celebratory retrospect book and video of my artist mother, BJ Keith, which I will link here when I am finished.


I have a fair amount of wanderlust and enjoy exploring the world and its cultures.  When I have the chance, you’ll find me walking, bicycling, hiking, rafting, kayaking, exploring, gardening, or just quietly observing, listening, and of course, making art.  My passions for painting, inspirational writing, poetry and photography are themselves inspired by all of these things.

Note:  Any photos of children in Linnie's art studio class are 15 years old or more so as to protect the identity of the students.
Linnie Aikens Lindsay is an artist from Santa Barbara of 40 years, relocated to St. George, UT.  She has been teaching art for more than 32 years and currently teaches art at a local academy as well as privately through her own business, previously Young Masters Artists of Santa Barbara, and currently, HeART Haven Studios in Utah.

BJ Keith, Linnie's mother, is a world renown metal sculptor, with works sold internationally for over 45 years, with some in museums in Europe and Asia.  Both Linnie and BJ are originally from Southern California, where BJ still resides and creates in her home studio. 




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