“TIMELESS ART SPEAKS A TRUTH. A DESIRE FOR THE CLARITY AND LIGHTNESS WE FEEL IN THE MOMENT OF ITS RECOGNITION PULLS US THROUGH OUR LIVES.”
Bottinelli, throughout her career, has bounced rhythmically between abstract and realism. Being highly logical and simultaneously emotional, a combination resulting from the genetics of a Chilean father and a German mother, the artist was forced to make this jump often. A more recent body of work combines life forces in the analytical forms of animal figures with the abstract appearance of environments not of their natural habitat. Working in oils, she attempts to modernize the subjects using traditional oil techniques.
Bottinelli earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Michigan in 1995 with continued studies in Salamanca and Barcelona, Spain. In 1996 the artist moved to Portland, Oregon where she continued to paint, study and display. She quickly became a regional favorite and her works were shown in numerous galleries over the course of seven years. Later, moving to Orlando, Florida for a short stay of three years, she participated in the art fairs that are popular throughout the state receiving many honors and awards for her work.
Bottinelli now finds herself in Asheville, North Carolina where she works out of her studio and gallery, whiteSPACE, located in the Wedge Studios of the River Arts District.