“I strive to be constantly growing as an artist & a human. Painting more, saying more with less & giving back to my community through teaching others to express themselves, especially neglected children. 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. 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 & oils 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 is currently the Youth Academy Project Manager at Scottsdale Artists’ School. Linda has been a volunteer with Free Arts of Arizona for the past fourteen years sharing the healing effects of the arts with abused and neglected children and was voted Volunteer of the Year for 2006. In 2011 she was given a Governor’s Award for being an Outstanding Mentor.