Linda Rauch

“Art is a communication between artist and viewer...a statement laid bare through the media until picked up and incorporated into a new narrative by the viewer.”

Staffs of St. Joseph Acrylic on canvas 16 x 16 in.

"I began being interested in art at the very early age of 16 when I won first place in a Hallmark Cards contest for the state of New Mexico. I taught art for 23 years in Australia as well as the USA before retiring and returning to my home state of New Mexico. I presently live in Taos, NM which has always been a mecca for artists.  I have my own gallery in the historic district of Taos right next door to the Harwood Art Museum. I have shown my work in multiple galleries across the United States.  Artists that I admire deeply include Gustav Klimt, Monet, Van Gogh and Georgia O'Keefe.  Flowers have always been magical to me and their rainbows of color have always attracted my attention. I love to paint the striking northern New Mexico landscape. I am deeply attracted to the light refraction in northern New Mexico just like many other artists have been. Many of my florals have been painted on location in my very own gardens."

My Garden Acrylic on canvas 24 x 24 in.
Garden Fairies Acrylic on canvas 11 x 14 in.
Morning Glory Bouquet Acrylic on canvas 30 x 30 in.
Tinkerbells Playground Acrylic on canvas 20 x 24 in.

Linda Rauch was born in Carlsbad, NM, USA in 1947 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Art Education from the University of Nebraska at Omaha, USA. When we asked her to describe her work in three words she said “nature, colorful, fantasy.”

Review published by Circle Foundation for the Arts © CFA Press ∙ Images courtesy of the artist