About Lina Bausch

Lina BauschLina knew when she was 6 that she was going to be an artist. She grew up in an extremely artistic and creative family, her father Hans Mitt being a prominent Sydney architect and her mother, Lea, being an artist and Interior Designer. Her brother Hans is also an architect, based in New Zealand. Both her parents were from Estonia. Her Grandfather on her mother's side was Swedish, and on her father's, German.

Rather than be an architect, although she loves drawing houses and has worked for L J Hooker drawing properties for the Sydney papers, Lina is now an award-winning artist concentrating on the beautiful wildlife and scenery that surrounds her.


1969 Attended Hornsby Girls High School, Sydney. Dux of every subject in Year 7. A grade student until leaving to study Art in Year 11. Lina was awarded a prestigious Commonwealth Scholarship to further her studies,but still wished to study Art. Accepted into Hornsby Technical College in 1974 After working for the rest of the year at Hanna Barbera Cartoon Studio painting cartoon cells, Lina commenced the Art Diploma Qualifying Course at college in 1975 Completed stage 1.


1975: Sold first painting, a Cubist one, at "Gosford Festival of Waters Exhibition", Gosford, NSW
1976: "Gosford Festival of Waters Exhibition "
1983: "Anthony Field Gallery", Paddington, and "The Verandah Restaurant", Kellet Street, Kings Cross, Sydney.
1987-1989: "Casey Gallery", Paddington, Sydney; "Kunama Gallery", Jindabyne and the "Rotary Easter Art Exhibition", Jindabyne, NSW. Received numerous commissions and sold paintings to private buyers.
1988: Booked in to do solo show at "The Casey Gallery", Paddington, but had to cancel exhibition because of being struck down by a car in Sydney's CBD on October 10, 1988. It took several months to recover from this accident, which fortunately caused only a broken arm and a dislocated knee.
1989: Continued painting part-time and sold numerous paintings to private buyers in Thredbo, Jindabyne and America.
1993: "Sydney Royal Easter Show". Sold wildlife painting "The Feathered Friend"
1994: Exhibited works with Ansett Airlines in their "Golden Wing Lounges"
1995-1996: "Magpie Gallery", Kingaroy; Nanango Art Gallery", "Nanango; and "Wondai Art Gallery", Wondai. These Galleries are all in Queensland as Lina lived there during this time.
1996: The "Rosella Restaurant", Bunya Mountains National Park, Queensland; "The Gallery D, The Dome", Montville, Queensland; and The "Westons Gallery" in Toowoomba.
2000-2001: " Penfolds Fine Art Gallery", Bendigo, and "The "Heathcote Winery", Heathcote, Victoria.
2001-2004: Wildlife Art Art Society Australasia Annual Exhibitions.
2004: "Mansfield Hospital Auxiliary Exhibition" Sold all paintings exhibited and received "Highly Commended" For "Parrots of Paradise".
2005-2006: "Mansfield Hospital Auxiliary Exhibition" and "What Eye See" Gallery. Painted "Mt Buller Mural"

Lina is currently building her new studio and art gallery in Heathcote, Victoria.

Lina has a beautiful son from her third marriage, named Matti. Her other beautiful son, Ben, died on Mother's Day, 2003.

Lina married Wayne Bausch "Her Rock" on Valentines Day, 2002.

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Lina is also currently writing her autobiography, "Million Dollar View" .

Important facts: Lina painted under her first married name of "Lina Cole" until she married Frank Zibelnik. Then she used and signed her paintings "Lina Zibelnik". These rare and early works are in collections all around the world.

Lina abhores cruelty to animals and is a sponsor of "The Lort Street Animal Hospital" Melbourne and various other charities.