Looking around Tricia’s studio you might think it was a space shared by several artists. There is a table top obviously used to make jewelry. There are charcoal drawings and oil paintings. There are abstracts painted on both glass and metal hung alongside portraits. But all of this art was created by one talented artist.
As I talked with Tricia I learned that her MA is in Integrated Art Studies. I guess that means she’s been interested in a broad range of types of art for quite a while. Tricia also has a degree in creative writing, but I didn’t notice any drafts of short stories as I looked around her studio.
I asked Tricia how she sold her art and she said a lot of it is done on commission. She likes to get to know a person and then develop a unique and appropriate piece of art for that person.
When I visited, Tricia was painting a portrait of one of The Rubi Girls. Her Rubi Girls paintings will be shown at Square One Salon (506 East Third Street). The show opens Friday, September 7 from 5-8 pm.
If you go to the opening, ask Tricia how she managed to be a contestant on both Let’s Make a Deal and Price is Right.