“I have always been mesmerized with flowers and how they look in different settings. Sometimes I see them in dazzling sunlight dancing in the wind, and sometimes I see them in a misty garden in the early morning or in the evening twilight hours. I like to capture feelings and moods when I paint. My work is somewhere in between reality and fantasy. I like for the viewer to be able to see beyond photographic reality. I think of my work as a fairy tale.”
Nature has always fascinated me and it is by far the most interesting subject for me to paint. My work is an interpretation of the way that I see the world. Growing up in New Mexico has greatly influenced my use of intense color. The New Mexico landscape and the Hispanic as well as the Native American cultures that are found here are incredibly vivid and bright with color. I would describe myself as an interpretive painter as well as a colorist. I enjoy using lavish color when I paint and I am fascinated with the northern New Mexico light.”
Education, experience and galleries.
As well as being a professional artist that produces and sells her work, Linda has had 23 years of experience as an art instructor. Linda has had experience in art education in Australia as well as the United States. She has shown her work professionally in the Ars Longa Gallery in Taos, New Mexico, Shuptrine Fine Art Gallery in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Bremond House Gallery in Elgin, Texas, The Fredericksburg Fine Art Gallery in Fredericksburg, Texas, The Prellop Fine Art Gallery in Salado, Texas, Artisans at Rocky Hill in Fredericksburg, Texas, and Art USA in Austin, Texas. Linda also shows in her own gallery in Taos, New Mexico which is named "Linda Rauch Gallery". Linda is a native of Carlsbad, New Mexico.
University of Nebraska, B.S. Art Education
Stephens College, Columbia, Mo. Associate of Arts
PERSONAL ART WORK AND EXPERIENCE
Mixed media drawings
23 years as an art instructor
4 years Iowa School for the Deaf
3 years Seaford Carrum High School, Australia
4 years Purple Sage Elementary, Round Rock, Texas
12 years Lake Travis ISD, Austin, Texas