Linda Schroeter was born in Australia and always loved art admiring the works of classical painters. Even in her teens she started selling a few paintings in a local art gallery and painting on commission throughout her art college years. She found herself caught in classes teaching abstract expressionism when she wanted to do realism. Linda became discouraged at how little of the old masters painting techniques she could learn from her art school.
Eventually she landed a job in an advertising agency in Adelaide, South Australia. Working in the corporate world as a graphic designer Linda later ran her own design business developing wine labels and point of sales material for wineries in San Francisco.
In 2008 she opened her own art studio and continued to work on her art education seeking out other artists in San Francisco and in France. Her work was being recognized. Linda won numerous awards, and was asked to do workshops in museums and local venues and to judge gallery shows. One of her prestigious awards came through her ARC semi finalist painting ‘A Tail of Two Fish’
In 2014 she re-named the California studio, Russian River Atelier, after developing it as a collaborative teaching space with artist instructors who are able to share their passion for realism and pass on their knowledge to others.