Sketching Camille Claudel Bust at the Legion of Honor Museum SFLinda 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 19th century Paris. 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 approach to drawing and painting.
Linda’s teaching experience and artistry comes from years of study with some of the greatest realist artists. Her most influential teachers were Tony Ryder, Ted Seth Jacobs and Michael Grimaldi.
Linda teaches the daytime classes students. She is passionate and committed to teaching her students to see the beauty that is conveyed working from natural ligth. She relentless in furthering the students skills to develop their artwork by working from life. Her inspiration is to teach and discover the fascinating human structure 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”.