Palm Springs, California
Linda Kottke’s passion for painting emerged at a young age by painting scenes on her families red barn on the dairy farm she grew up on near Glencoe, MN. Her enthusiasm led her to receive a scholarship and attend the University of Minn. Before graduation she was crowned the Princess Kay of the Milky Way in 1966. The Minn. states dairy princess and spent a year traveling the state of MN. At that time she also painted between appearances. She graduated from the University with a degree in Art. The urge to travel took her to Lake Tahoe where she painted with Madeline Bohanan and Frieda Klein. She also painted with:
George Post-San Francisco, Ca. | Peggy Grey-Bishop,Ca. | Judy Betts,-New Orleans, Louisiana | Judy Morris-Portland, Oregon. | Jim Camp-Carmel,Ca. | Jim Salem and Judy Bradford-Key West, Florida, and many other artist friends who just liked to paint together.
Linda Kottke’s work has been featured in the Minneapolis Tribune and Key West Magazine. Linda has exhibited her artwork in galleries, restaurants and hospitals. Exhibits have been at Lake Gallery, Lake Minnetonka, MN, 1970, Lakeside Gallery, Incline Village, Racquet Club, I.V. Incline Community Hospital, Hilltop Restaurant, Truckee, Ca, and Truckee Hospital, Truckee, North Tahoe Arts Center and Frames by Ryrie, Tahoe City, the Cliff Lodge, Snowbird Utah, Tuck Box, Snowbird and Park City, Utah. Also the Wild West Casino, Deadwood, S.D., Pony Hills Coffee Shop, Deadwood. Lead Arts Council, Blue Dog Gallery, and Purple Door Gallery, Lead, SD. The Red Door Gallery, Green Parrot, Hemingway House, Capt. Tony’s, and Key West Ferry Terminal Building. She is a member of the Key West en Plain Artists, the Lead Arts Council, So. Dakota en Plain Air Artists, Black Hills Artist Association, and she was a founding member of the N.T.W.A. and S.A.N. at Lake Tahoe. Her paintings are in private collections all over the world. Recently, She is the artist in residence at The La Quinta Spa and Resort in La Quinta, Ca. Linda’s Art is spontaneous and unplanned. The images reflect her love of the outdoors and many years of travel. Her work can be viewed and purchased here at: www.kottkearts.com
Her main style of painting is in the style of les Fauves (Fauvism) (French for "the wild beasts"), a short-lived and loose group of early twentieth-century Modern artists whose works emphasized painterly qualities and strong colour over the representational or realistic values retained by Impressionism. While Fauvism as a style began around 1900 and continued beyond 1910, the movement as such lasted only a few years, 1904–1908, and had three exhibitions.The leaders of the movement were Henri Matisse and André Derain.
Besides Matisse and Derain, other artists included Albert Marquet, Charles Camoin, Louis Valtat, the Belgian painter Henri Evenepoel, Maurice Marinot, Jean Puy, Maurice de Vlaminck, Henri Manguin, Raoul Dufy, Othon Friesz, Georges Rouault, the Dutch painter Kees van Dongen, the Swiss painter Alice Bailly, and Georges Braque (subsequently Picasso's partner in Cubism).
The paintings of the Fauves were characterized by seemingly wild brush work and strident colours, while their subject matter had a high degree of simplification and abstraction. Fauvism can be classified as an extreme development of Van Gogh's Post-Impressionism fused with the pointillism of Seurat and other Neo-Impressionist painters, in particular Paul Signac. Other key influences were Paul Cézanne and Paul Gauguin, whose employment of areas of saturated colour—notably in paintings from Tahiti—strongly influenced Derain's work at Collioure in 1905.