About

35.dancing.meWelcome! If this is your first time here, please allow me to introduce myself. I’m Linda Hough, an American artist, writer and Creative Journey Facilitator currently living in the south of France.

I’m wildly passionate about supporting people in finding freedom through their unique creative expression; whether that means taking time out during a busy day to restore your sanity with some simple art supplies, or finding your creative edge as someone already deeply engaged with your work.

My own path has been a meandering road, leading me from one interest to another, learning and growing along the way. It took some time to acknowledge my desire to become an artist so I understand the pause that often lies in having a dream and then deciding to make it real.

What I’ve learned on my own journey is that having support and the right tools are essential elements of attaining what it is that you are seeking.

In early 2013, I found the ultimate tool not only for my creative practice but also for better understanding and dialoging with myself. This tool made such an impact in my world that I wanted to talk about it with just about anyone who’d listen.

Here, I’ll share with you all about this tool, as well as my art and life adventures in the south of France.

So often I hear how hard life is, how difficult and frustrating it can be.

And certainly it can be all of those things.

Life can also be beautiful, an invitation to freely create and express yourself, to add your voice to the chorus and to experience everyday joy.

This is the path that I desire to take. If this sounds like something you’d like to do too, please consider subscribing to workshop updates and blog posts by entering your email address into the form on the right. 

Thank you!

 

Some Pertinent Facts

Education
Creative Journey Facilitator Training, Online ~ Facilitator
Coaches Training Institute Intl, London UK ~ Certified Co-Active Coach
Cal State University, Fullerton CA ~ 
MA Art
Cal State University, Fullerton 
CA ~ BA Communications
Painting Workshops ~
 John Nava, Carol Mothner, Sherrie McGraw

Professional Experience
Creative Journey Facilitator and Coach 2006 – Present
Working with private clients
Facilitating group workshops
Exhibiting Artist 1986 – 2006

Exhibitions
2006 Pierre de Lune, Tourrettes sur Loup, FRANCE
2005 International Women’s Club of the Riviera, Valbonne, FRANCE
2004 Rencontres artistiques d’ete, La Colle sur Loup, FRANCE
2003 Cercle Démocratique, La Colle sur Loup, FRANCE
2003 Rencontres artistiques d’ete, La Colle sur Loup, FRANCE
2002 ‘We the People’ Exhibition, Oakland, CA
2001 Clos Pegase Winery, Calistoga, CA
2001 Black Box Gallery, Oakland, CA
2001 St. Mary’s College, Travelling Show, East Bay, CA
2001 YWCA, Berkeley, CA
1993 Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA
1989 Whittier Museum, Whittier, CA
1989 Festival of the Arts, Laguna Beach, CA
1987 Gallery 57 Fullerton, CA
1986 Gallery 57 Fullerton, CA
1986 Fullerton Museum, Fullerton, CA

Commissions
Oil paintings
2011 Sandie and John Holton, FRANCE
2006 Maria Denzler, NV
2002 Barbara Cabral, CA
2001 Dr. David Doan, CA
1999 Charlyn Raaberg, UT

Painted Textiles:
1989 Opalinski, CA
1988 Private collector, CA