I am committed to excellence. It is my philosophy and personal
standard to create beautiful, lasting works of art
and that my customers are ecstatically happy with
their purchase and the service they receive. There is a saying in the studio,
"We are Tiffany, not Kmart". This philosophy
translates into everything that is created in the
studio from the original paintings, canvas
prints and tile murals. Quality, beauty
and customer satisfaction is of the
everything that comes out of my studio.
It is my personal commitment to make
sure your experience with Linda Paul Studio is as
close to perfect as possible. Your order and any
issues will be handled with the utmost care,
consideration and outstanding customer service.
We have thousands of ecstatic
customers around the world who have purchased our canvas prints,
kitchen backsplash tile murals and original
bas-relief and egg tempera paintings. Our
customers are homeowners, builders, decorators,
restaurants and interior designers.
customer reviews of kitchen backsplash
tile murals by Linda Paul Studio
"We would like to thank you for the fabulous art work, which has finished off our new kitchen in style. Everyone who has seen the mural thinks it is indeed like looking through a window on Tuscany. We would probably run out of superlatives, but the mural is rich, sumptuous, a feast for the eyes - and we find something interesting to focus on each time we step into the kitchen. Your service from ordering, through packing to delivery was exemplary. We would absolutely recommend your work to anyone considering
it". Pauline and Mel
artwork is so original and unique. I spent
hours online trying to find a warm Tuscan feeling,
one that had really deep, rich colors. Maybe
it is the egg tempera, or Linda's fabulous
designs, but either way, the mixture is perfect!
Furthermore, the quality of the work product is
exquisite. The tiles arrived extremely well
packaged in several layers of shipping materials,
they are sealed to perfection, and labeled for
easy installation. My wife and I installed
in about two hours and had a great time doing it!
Priced right, looks incredible, I am a totally
satisfied customer. Look for my next order
this summer! Pedro M. Fairfield"
Read what my customers have to say about my art
customer reviews of paintings & prints
When asked ‘What is your favorite painting’, I
always say, ‘the next one I am going to paint!”
Favorite question is
WHAT IF? I will fearlessly follow even a
thread of curiosity when combining mediums or
styles. Let process take me on any tangent.. What's
the worst thing that could happen? Even what seems
to be any ugly painting or a failure will lead to
other things that are not. I feel that unless I am
prepared to fail, I can not improve and grow.
Style: I don't paint in any one style, I let
inspiration speak to me and I go with the flow. My work
runs the gamut from chunky realism to abstract and impressionist
use many different mediums to
create my artworks. One of my favorites is egg
tempera which I make by crushing stones and minerals
and adding egg yolk. Blues come from crushed
lapis lazuli, greens from malachite and natural
green earth found around Verona Italy. I even use
minerals found during hikes in the Rocky
I am captivated not only by the purity and naturalness of this medium, but by the
science of it. Each pigment has its own set of properties and capabilities that must be explored. How better to express
visions of the earth than with earth itself.
is luminous and lasts for centuries.
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I also make my own acrylic paint in the same manner.
By adding pure pigment to a acrylic polymer. I can
add thing like crushed mica , metals and pearlescents to make
the painting come alive.
Lately I have also been working with glass and
precious metal like silver, copper and 23 karat gold
I am inspired by so many things! I
especially like nature in all her forms. I like
concepts, process and abstract ideas
In my still life/landscape
paintings, like to juxtapose sculpted bas-relief
products of nature (the chunky part) against soft
impressionist landscapes of their origins.
Example: In the painting below I have sculpted the
grapes, wine and cheese (the chunky realistic part)
against their source , the vineyards and fields. Its
an ode to nature and the bounty she produces.
I do not paint from photographs. Rather, I collect
vignettes and ideas from different things that inspire me and then in my mind I will put them together
into a painting.
Here is an example: My painting, "Everything Tuscany
(below) is a collection of all my favorite
Italian things: The little fat Italian chef statue I
saw in Cortona, Italy, The basket of Chianti wine bottles is from San Gimignano, the ceramic vases I actually purchased in Montepulciano and had shipped home to America. The Tuscan landscape is from a drive to Monteciano, and of course the cheese and sausages are all over Montepulciano where we stayed for a week in a tenth century seminary. The arched tunnels are typical of Tuscan villages and make fabulous sheltered restaurants and shopping areas for Italian goodies!
And then I will just add other things for
balance and interest, like the wine barrels and the
What is Linda painting right now?
Watch a painting in progress!
sketch to a bas-relief and egg tempera work of art
What is Linda up to:
My focus the last couple of years has been on
developing the tile mural and kitchen backsplash end
of my art business. Along with creating new works,
this has pretty much taken up all my time. I used to
be involved in a lot of art galleries and art shows,
but now am focusing my efforts on the web as it
opens up my work to the entire world.
DaVinci Institute: This
year I joined the
institute which is a "non-profit futurist
think tank in the fertile proving grounds of
Colorado. It is a community of revolutionary
thinkers & innovators intent on unlocking the
potential of its members future, one idea, one
invention, one business at a time."
I hope to give more time and
support to charities and worthy groups that are
trying to make a difference in this world. A great
cause that I am involved with is
Assisted Cycling Tours which hosts bike trips
for people with developmental disabilities. I have
contributed art for the 2009 and 2010 bike jerseys.
The 2011 jersey will be a Boulder inspired art
Standing Tall (Boulder Flatirons)
|See Book Cover Art by Linda Paul.
Fiery Food Magazine, Oct 2005: Featuring Chili Pepper Kitchen
Book Publishing Company: Book cover Art for Uncheese Cookbook,
Fiery Food Magazine March 2002: Featuring "Peppers!"
Grey Core Press: Book Cover Art: "Conjuring
Maud", a memoir
Publishing Company: Vegetarian Cookbook Cover
Poisoned Pen Press: Book Cover: "Laughing Dog,
Poisoned Pen Press: Book Cover: "Desert Noir"
Poisoned Pen Press: Book Cover: "Sleeping Dog"
Poisoned Pen Press: Book Cover: "The Dog Wore
Herodias Publishing, NY, Juvenile Mystery Book
Roche Colorado, Holiday Card: Christmas
Blue Sky Publishing: Fine Art Cards "Santa's
Laundry" 8" x 10" C
Danceworks: Fine Art Note Cards of four paintings from Dance Series.
Linda Paul's images have been licensed for:
Restaurant Menus, Wine Festival Posters, CD music covers,
wine labels, book cover and greeting cards
Just a few of the restaurants
featuring Linda Paul artworks:
Maxwell's - An American Brassiere,
Poggios's Restaurant - Denver CO
BURRACHOS Mexican Restaurants in La Crosse, WI
& Marshfield, WI.
Max & Erma's on the Boulevard - Columbus Ohio
Mexican Gardens Restaurant - Southgate MI
Sloppy Jose Mexican Restaurant - Marquette, Michigan
The Gondolier Italian Restaurant - Boulder Colorado
JG's Tarentum Station, PA
Arbor Ridge Vine & Grill, Buckner, KY (featuring The
Vineyard on outdoor sign, menus, restaurant
Bachelor of Arts in Urban Planning and Design, University of Sask., Canada 1982-1987
Boulder Academy of Fine Art, Boulder, Colorado 01/96-01/97
- Study of Classical Renaissance Figure & Portrait Drawing
to private commissions and corporate collections,
including Kaiser Permanente and Roche Colorado,
Linda Paul's work has been exhibited and sold in
galleries and national juried shows including the
Downtown Denver Arts Festival May 25-May 28,
May 26-29, 2006 Downtown Denver Festival of The Arts
September 10 & 11, 2005 Castle Rock Fine Art
August 20-21, 2005 Golden Fine Arts Festival, Golden
May 27th to 30th, 2005 Colorado Arts Festival -
Denver Pavilions, Denver Colorado
September 4, 5 & 6, 2004 Breckenridge Art Festival,
July 30 - August 1 Downtown Aspen Art Festival
July 9, 10 & 11, 2004 Colorado Springs Art Festival
June 25, 26, & 27 2004 Vail Arts Festival, Vail
May 28 to 31, 2004 Colorado Arts Festival, Denver
Pavillions at 15th St, Denver Colorado
May 16, 2004 Spring Preview Art Show & Sale
December 6 & 7, 2003 Colorado Art Expo,
Colorado Convention Center, Denver, CO
November 16, 2003, 5th Annual Art Soiree at Linda
August 30 to September 1, 2003 Manitou Springs
Artists Festival, Manitou Springs, Colorado
August 16 & 17, 2003 Golden Artists Festival
August 2 & 3, 2003 Downtown Aspen Artists Festival,
Aspen , CO
July 11, 12, &13, 2003 Vail Arts Festival, Vail
Winner of Best in Show for Painting at Vail!
May 23-26, 2003 Celebrate Colorado
Artists Festival - Denver, CO
August 17 & 18, 2002 Golden Fine Artists Festival,
September 7 & 8,2002 Castle Rock Art Fest, Castle
August 10 & 11, 2002 Beaver Creek Art Festival ,
Beaver Creek , CO
August 3 & 4 Crested Butte Art Festival, Crested
July 13 & 14, Snowmass Arts Fair, Snowmass/Aspen, CO
May 18 & 19, 2002, East Boulder County Studio Tour,
Old Firehouse Art Center, Longmont, CO August 2001
Lakewood Artists Festival, Lakewood, CO August 2001
Celebrate Colorado Artists Festival, Denver , CO
Second Annual East Boulder County Studio Tour &
Exhibition, May 2001
Northern Colorado Artists Association 9th National
Exhibition: April 12-May19, 2000.
8th Annual tactile Art Show, Louisville Art
Association, May 2000
First Annual East Boulder County Studio Tour and
Exhibition, May 2000
Busch Gallery - Boulder, CO 1996-1999
Galerie du Bois - Aspen, CO 1996-1998
Post Impressionist Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Boulder Art Association 7th Annual National Juried
Show, Boulder, CO 1998
Arts and Humanities Assembly of Boulder Artists
Showcase, Boulder CO 1998
Benefit Gala for the Boulder Ballet featuring 6 top
Colorado artists, Boulder, CO 1998
Knox Gallery - Denver, CO 1997
Two person show: Busch Gallery, Boulder, CO, October
3 to 31'st, 1997
Benefit Gala for Colorado Music Festival & the
Boulder Ballet: Dec 11, 1997
Caravanaserai Gallery - Breckenridge, CO
CSK Gallery - Denver, Colorado 1996
Gallery East - Loveland, CO 1996
Thompson Valley Art Show - Loveland, CO 1996
Viansa Winery, Sonoma, CA: Solo Show 1996
Solo Show - Mediterrainea: San Francisco, CA 1995
KCBX Art Festival - Avila Beach, CA 1995
Artists Group Show - Food for Thought: Mythos
Gallery, Burbank, CA 1995
2003 Best in Show -Painting, Vail Arts Festival
2000 Honorable Mention, National Exhibition, Northern Colorado Artists Association
1998 Recipient of Puffin Foundation Award: Art, Science, and Inspiration
1998 Recipient of Award of Merit from Boulder Art Association
1998 Award of Excellence from Manhattan Arts International
1997 Honorable Mention Finalist in Art Calendar competition for "Road Less Traveled"
This is the story of Linda Paul's artistic journey: Linda Paul was an urban planner and developer in Ontario, Canada. She married and immigrated to the United States in the early 1990's and found herself without a green card. With boundless time on her hands, she spent many hours walking the beaches in the San Francisco bay area. She would pick up pieces of dried seaweed and examine their shape. Deciding the sea plants looked like people, she decided to haul some home and paint faces on them. If this sounds very childlike, it was! Having painted the faces, she needed something to stick the seaweed people in. Some plaster should do it. Then needing to paint the plaster, she bought some basic kindergarten powder in dark blue, and voila, her first piece of art was born. It really looked like something a six year old child had created, but it was exactly this innocence and complete freedom that led her on. Liking the texture of her first "creation" , her brain thought, "I wonder what some plaster carrots would look like on a board. Off to the lumber yard for plaster and the grocery store for carrots! Her second piece was called "Flying Carrots" (see below) Something in her mind just opened up like a tidal wave and she was smitten with creating. Liking the vegetable theme, she created three more sculpted vegetable pieces and boldly entered them in an art juried art show in Burbank , California. She knew right there that this was to be her new path in life.
15 years later, Linda Paul is now an internationally recognized and collected
painter and artist
First four paintings in Mythos Gallery, Burbank, CA - 1995