“My current series of koi fish invite the viewer into the water to splash playfully with the colors and contrasts. Fish and edges are lost & found. The artistic elements of texture, gesture, color, value and scale form a dynamic relationship with each other. I begin abstractly thinking only in terms of warm against cool, light against dark, daringly splashing on the colors. Then I meditate on where the fish should be and begin to lift off shapes and build forms. Such an exciting way to paint, not for the timid! These paintings are about freedom & joy!”
Linda Pullinsi is a Phoenix artist who is known for her use of rich, bold color to create uplifting works of art. Her favorite subjects are fish, flowers and all things organic. Pullinsi’s paintings are created in multiple layers of archival watercolors and brilliant acrylics on paper and canvas.
Linda is a juried member of the Arizona Watercolor Association and has served on their board. She has received numerous awards in watercolor and portrait competitions. Her works of art are in corporate collections throughout the United States and in private collections throughout the world.
An encouraging teacher, she is a popular instructor of both children and adults. Her positive nature helps corporate groups to free their creative spirit and express themselves with paint, wonderful for team building! Linda also leads small watercolor retreats to beautiful locations throughout the Southwest.
Ms. Pullinsi has taught art for several years including running her own art school and teaching at Paradise Valley Community College. She currently teaches at Scottsdale Artists’ School, Sunnyslope Community Center, Terraces of Phoenix, and gives workshops at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. Linda has been a volunteer with Free Arts of Arizona for the past twelve years sharing the healing effects of the arts with abused and neglected children and was voted Volunteer of the Year for 2006.