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Personal Biography

Linda has over twenty years of experience in theatrical makeup and special effects. She began her career under the training and mentorship of the lengendary Dick Smith (Little Big Man, Planet of the Apes, The Exorcist, Mark Twain Tonight). Over the years, she has expanded her techniques and methods, studying under many makeup artists including Maurice Stein (Golden Girls), Marvin Westmore (Blade Runner, Murder She Wrote), and Thom Surprenant (Star Trek, Halloween H20). Linda's true passion is crafting authentic-looking gore, wounds, monsters, deformities and their converse, medical aesthetic corrective cosmetics. In addition to beauty makeup and spa and salon artistry, Linda instructs lifecasting, airbrush makeup, bald cap effects, beard-laying as well as trauma and injury, medical aesthetic cosmetic and corrective makeup. She is passionate about bringing a unique arts experience to Huntsville while offering a place where makeup artist professionals can come to share their craft.




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