Welcome to the Official Grisaille Connection.
This is the website of Linda Coulter, International Teacher
Sixty years ago, a little girl sat by her uncle's easel watching him paint villages of Europe from his memories.
As she watched and listened, Linda's uncle told his stories in a soft, loving voice as his brush swept across the artist canvas to illustrate his memories on artist canvas with his family and friends.
Curls of smoke arose from his old pipe to carry her imagination far away to Europe, and those memories gently settled into Linda's heart forever.
In 1919, Edgar Holmes returned from Europe to his quiet country home in Farmington, Illinois, as an honored soldier of World War I.
Thirty two years ago, Linda opened an art education business in her home town. As her business grew, Linda expanded her market across the midwest by teaching art workshops and seminars for Dick Blick and Jeffry Alans chain stores, park districts, and independently owned art stores.
Linda painted on television for 5 years ...
Linda was approached by one of her adult art students to paint for a live audience every week on syndicated NBC television in Central Illinois. She accepted this offer, and thereafter she enjoyed 5 wonderful years of painting every Saturday morning on WEEK TV 25. She was the featured artist in more than 160 television appearances and became a well known personality throughout central Illinois.
Teaching Art and Demonstrating at Conventions ...
For 20 years, Linda Coulter has served art product manufacturers as a designer, demonstrator, educator, teacher trainer, art program organizer and art product consultant.
She worked for 18 years to advance her art career in the national and international markets by teaching and demonstrating her own grisaille method and color glazing art style at conventions across the United States and in Europe. The photo shows Linda teaching at the Art and Illustrators Convention in Islington, England.
During those happy and exciting years, Linda and her family made lasting friendships with the owners and CEOs of manufacturers, publishers, distributors and retail stores in the art and craft industry worldwide.
Linda enjoyed teaching art classes at these conventions:
Arts & Illustrators Convention in London, England
ACCI Convention (Association of Crafts & Creative Industries) in Chicago, Illinois
HIA Convention (Hobby Industry Association) the largest hobby industry convention in the world
NAMTA Convention (International Art Materials Association) ... (National Art Materials Trade Association)
SDP Convention (Decorative Painters International Convention) in Anaheim, CA, Tampa FL, Charlotte NC, Indianapolis IN, Reno NV, Wichita KS, Peoria, IL and St Charles, Illinois (near Chicago)
Kaswood Painting Convention ... Decorative Painters of North America held this convention annually for many years in Toronto, Canada.
Heart of Ohio Art Convention ... at Columbus, Ohio
New England Traditions ... Art Convention at Providence, Rhode Island
Vegas Paint ... National art convention at Las Vegas, Nevada
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