Linda Burrell, Artist, Children's Teacher, Paint Party Teacher & Studio Owner
Linda's dream of owning her own art studio, a place to show her artwork and teach children came true 16 years ago. She began offering space to other artists and the art gallery flourished, being the only place in Wake Forest offering artwork for most of that time. Now it has come time to focus mainly on her children's classes, Paint Party Workshops and Birthday Parties and her own creative art. To date the art gallery part of Sunflower is no longer open and a very excited new tenant is moving into the space. The teaching facility will expand from one room to two as her classes have continued to grow over the years by reputation. Registration for fall classes have already begun. She says it's been a wonderful journey and she appreciates all of you!
About the artist Linda creates watercolors inspired by a fascination with the blending of colors that create an element of surprise. She enjoys painting whimsical reptiles and animals, florals, home portraits, and area landmarks. Her paintings evoke a feelings of tranquility, happiness, love and nostalgia...."feel good" paintings, as she likes to call them.
Linda is a certified art teacher (K-12) with her degree from UNC-Greensboro. Her children's classes teach the fundamentals of drawing and painting in a fun, relaxed and positive environment. She helps students grow in their creative abilities and confidence and helps them create portfolios for college. Her students have won numerous awards for their artwork in many years. Linda has over 30 years of teaching experience and she currently teaches adults with resident artist Gayle Blackerby in their Paint Party Workshops.