Lin moved to Ayrshire as a child and went to school in Prestwick. Lin has recently moved to Perthshire. She qualified as a Registered Sick Children’s Nurse after training at Seafield Hospital, Ayr. She always maintained a great interest in drawing and sketching and, after moving back to Glasgow with her husband and bringing up a daughter and a son, she renewed her enthusiasm by attending part-time day classes at Glasgow School of Art. She paints mainly in oils and outside whenever the Scottish weather allows.
Lin has exhibited at the Royal Glasgow Institute of Fine Arts, the Royal Scottish Academy, and Scottish Artists and Artist Craftsmen.