Linda Dulaney


Linda Dulaney-Founder Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier

Teaches Weekly drawing and Painting Classes.

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My interest in portraiture began when I was very young. I continued to develop this passion by drawing and painting portraits. In 1996 I was fortunate enough to connect with Tony Ryder a contemporary realist master who became my mentor and teacher.


Tony Ryder is the author of The Artists Complete Guide To Figure Drawing 2000

From 1998 -2006 I studied with Tony Ryder, I attended various yearly workshops that he taught. In 2001 Tony encouraged me to establish Bay Area Classical Artist Guild. From 2001-2005 Tony taught at BACAG here in the San Francisco Bay Area. In late 2005, Tony encouraged me to open an art school where I could share the methods and techniques that I had learned. In 2006, I founded the Bay Area Classical Artist Atelier.

Portrait Painting of Evan by Linda Dulaney

I completed my studies with Master artistTed Seth Jacobs Master from France. I studied Restructured Realism for 3 consecutive sessions at BACAA

It is a most rewarding experience studying with Ted he has opened new horizons for me and I am seeing the figure in a whole new organic way. Visit Linda’s Blog

My portraits of Evan and Clody are currently in exhibition at the Caldwell Gallery Redwood City, CaIn 2004 I was asked to paint the Portrait of Dr. Leslie Holmes former senior pastor of the historic church of First Presbyterian Church Pittsburgh PA. My portrait painting of Dr. Leslie Holmes was unveiled November 5, 2006 at the First Presbyterian Church Pittsburgh PA. In fall of 2007 American Artist Magazine featured a 12 page article about BACAA and my drawings of self portrait , JR and Bridgitte were published in the article. My portrait Drawing of JR and my self portrait were published in the Portrait Society of America Art of the Portrait issue Jan 2008 Art. My portrait drawing of Walter is printed in the PSA Third Quarter 2006 issue of The Art of The Portrait Newsletter. My portrait commissions are in many private collections in the US.

Linda Dulaney Bio

Former Executive Director of ARC

Member California Art Club

Member of Portrait Society of America

My favorite art gallery is the John Pence Gallery San Francisco

Teacher and mentor Tony Ryder & Ted Seth Jacobs Michael Grimaldi

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