Linda Dulaney

Sketching Camille Claudel Bust at the Legion of Honor Museum SF

Linda Dulaney, Founder of BACAA, is a lifelong artist who manifested her desire to bring a school to life in the San Francisco Bay Area, based on the ateliers of the Renaissance and old masters. Starting in the mid 1990s, Linda developed a clear understanding of the style and type of instruction she wanted in an atelier. In 2001, Linda hosted the first workshop with Anthony Ryder in the San Francisco Bay Area. This grew into the Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier providing a unique blend of classical art classes and workshops focused on the use of live models and natural light. BACAA hosts the best Contemporary Classical Artists of our time for these intensive workshops and continues the traditional classical approach to drawing and painting. Linda’s most influential teachers were Tony Ryder, Ted Seth Jacobs and Michael Grimaldi. 

Linda teaches the daytime classes for students of all levels of experience. Her inspiration is to teach her students to discover the fascinating human structure and form. She is passionate and committed to teaching her students to see the beauty that is conveyed working from natural light and live model. She is relentless in furthering the students skills to develop their artwork from life. Her inspiration is to teach her students to discover the fascinating human structure and form.


” I am inspired by the beauty of the human structure and form. I can spend endless hours drawing and painting from the model to discover those beautiful forms. There is such a mystery and connection to be conveying the human form”.

Linda Dulaney Bio

February 2017 Linda Dulaney’s portrait painting of Feathers chosen as an honorable mention in the “The National Figure Contemporary” A national compitition, exhibit at the Santa Cruz Art League.

February 2017 Linda Dulaney porrtrait painting of Lisa chosen in the Arc Salon Compitition.

July 2016 Portrait of Matt published in Lesson in Classical Painting Author Juliette Aristides


Winter 2015 Finalist ARC International Salon Compitition. Drawing of Luma


Winter 2013 -2015 Taught at the Clinical Anatomy lab and the Art Center at Stanford University. Her students were  first and second year med students. They drew from catavers, skulss and live models. 

Winter Spring, 2014 taught a drawing class with empahis on structure to first and second year med students at Stanford University Ca.

August 29, 2014, Santa Cruz Art League “Works on Paper Competition”. Drawing of Male Figure and Veronique were accepted into the exhibit.

August 7th  2014, Haggin Museum National Exhibition Competition ( Portrait of Ana Sold at the exhibit )

February 8, 2014 My painting of Ana was accepted at the TRAC2014/Invitational Conference Exhibition). International cultural event of California Lutheran University. I’m honored to be a part of this conference

November 2013, Entered and accepted  the Triton Museum of Art’s 2013 Statewide Painting Competition & Exhibition

“Your work has been selected this year for inclusion in the Triton Museum of Art’s Statewide Painting Competition & Exhibition.  The work selected is: Ana “

1st Prize winner San Mateo Womens Art Show 2013 for the drawing of Meave

Finalist ARC 2013 Internationsl Competition Figurative catagory for Portrait of Evan 

Finalist ARC International competition 2012 for the portrait of Matt

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Art of Linda Dulaney