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Baker

Susan

Ball

Pam

Lewis

Soo

Noga

Rik

Olson

Linda

Ratzlaff

Mylette

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Linda Ratzlaff

Linda lives in Occidental, California. She is inspired by the natural beauty of Sonoma county and surrounding areas to paint landscapes for the sheer joy of it. She believes that painting on location gives work a greater degree of spontaneity, and truth to the vibrant light and color that catches the eye and enlivens the human heart and spirit.

Linda studied Fine Art in college and continued her studies with Junius Martin, student of the late Russian Master Sergei Bongart, and Ra Ariyamitr, who deepened her appreciation of the Old Masters and Impressionists.

In painting, Linda addresses the challenge of capturing the essence of the infinite beauty that Nature has given us. Through her work and study, she has found a constantly deepening awareness of the relations between knowledge, truth and beauty.

Why I Paint

To give form to and idea.
To create something unique.
To give a smile to myself and others; to amuse and mystify.
To answer the question: who am I?
To challenge myself and continue to have a focus for all my life experiences and observations.
To create a sense of balance, harmony and order in a chaotic world.
To reveal things that couldn't be seen in any other way.
To be good to my gift, if I don’t create these paintings, nobody is going to do them for me.

Linda Ratzlaff

Below are just a few samples of Linda's paintings:














 

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