I really love Tricia’s use of light and how her subjects in the foreground look outlined and kind of pop 3D-like out of the painting. I love those aspects of her style. It’s realism, yes, and a highly refined realism, yet soft at the edges and yet still the images are sharp… it’s like Thomas Hart Benton or Marsden Hartley, but with Mary Cassatt tenderness.
Natalia SchroederArtist -Responding to “African Mother in a Yellow Dress”
Mysterious, eerily disquieting. Simultaneously modern and classical. A peaceful mother-daughter tableau replete with tension and brooding landscape—somehow almost biblical—that draws us into their story.
Nancy Hillis, MDArtist – Comment on Tricia’s Painting “Almost Shirtsleeve Weather”
Stunningly, heartbreakingly beautiful; ethereal, like Botticelli…
Lynn ChangArtist, Art Dealer – Comment on Tricia’s Painting “Almost Shirtsleeve Weather”
Tricia has had her work shown at many influential galleries and shows in Southern California. One of her pieces is in the Children’s wing at USC Medical Center. Her work continues to gain momentum in the art community. Go and see one of her shows. You will be impressed!
Mike RauschArt Collector
A modern portrait artist whose skill lies in portraying the range of human expression in oil.
Jan WallechArt Collector
My wife and I have five pieces of Tricia’s art on display in our home and they are a constant source of joy for us and pleasure for our visitors. We also enjoy attending the art shows where her works are displayed, since the beautiful photos shown on this site don’t do justice to the exquisite detail of the original portraits.”
George Clark, Ph. D.Art Collector
“Tricia’s portraits are luminous and entice you to enter the world of the subjects whose inner beings come alive through their expressions and physical interactions. I love the way she captures a mood and creates a palpable sense of being right next to the person in her painting.”
Diane Henschel, Ph. D.
“I really like this piece. This one just brought a lot of emotion to the canvas. This is a really strong piece. Her use of colors, the warm[s] and cools, the subdued background, the emphasis on the child’s face—all of that—and of course the eyes. The eyes are what really capture you in this painting. This really transcends another level, I think, because it has such an interesting narrative to it. It’s creating a story. “
Desmond O’HaganArtist and Show Judge, commenting on awarding First Place to “Almost Shirtsleeve Weather” in a 2021 Destination Art show.
“What I like about this is the extreme focus and warmth of the portrait contrasted against the soft cool landscape.”
Professor Larry GaryArtist and Art Professor at Long Beach City College, commenting on “Almost Shirtsleeve Weather” on March 29, 2021.
“This little portrait was so skillfully rendered. Strands of hair balanced the delicate features and warm joy in the face. Beautiful, intimate color harmony and composition.”