Hockaday Museum of Art

Kalispell, MT




Flathead Valley Featured Artist: Linda Katsuda

September 1 ­ November 4, 2000


Self-taught artist/designer Linda Katsuda began drawing at a very early age. Hawaii's natural environment and multicultural society have exerted an influence on her work. Although she attended a rural school with limited art education opportunities, teachers and others soon recognized her artistic talents and in middle school she was awarded a scholarship to the Honolulu Academy of Art. (left: Unitiled)

After two and a half years at the University of Hawaii, Linda took advantage of an offer to learn printmaking at the Honolulu Academy of Arts on another scholarship, studying the traditional forms of art printing such as lithography, etching, and intaglio. She worked as a visual merchandising designer with a firm in Honolulu and in 1980 moved to Los Angeles to help open their stores in the then new Bradley International Airport. She later headed the visual merchandising department of the firm's eight retail shops in the San Francisco area. She also studied landscaping and drafting at City College of San Francisco.

Since coming to Whitefish in 1989, Linda has created collage journals, ornaments and mixed-media wall pieces and paintings. Her works are currently marketed in area galleries and gift shops and can be seen in private residences.


Artist's Statement:

"Nature is inspiring for more than the visual effect, because of the inherent quality of Nature itself. That it is what it is without pretense or trying to be anything other than what it is. When we experience Nature, in its wild state, most of us leave with a sense of peace, sometimes awe and generally uplifted. My intent is to capture bits of that experience. Works of wood, sticks and stones and paintings of sunlight streaming on golden fields, majestic mountains or the intricate patterns of leaves can remind us of that sense of peace and wonder."

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