Tricia Poulos-Leonard

Tricia Poulos-Leonard

I am a graduate of UCLA with a degree in studio art. While at UCLA I studied with Richard Diebenkorn, who greatly influenced my development at an artist. I followed my university years with 30 years teaching, counseling and administering in the California public schools. I have been a fulltime artist since retiring in 2007. I have since attended classes with John Salmenin, Robert Burridge, Donna Watson and many other contemporary artists. These classes and my background in Abstract Expressionism have greatly influenced my current painting style.

In my abstract style, I can express my innermost emotions. I hope to reach the viewer through a deep understanding of the subconscious directions our minds take us. I have developed my own approach using watercolor, acrylic, and collage materials to create original mixed media abstract images of people, animals, buildings, still lifes, and pure abstractions. My way of working is highly original. I sometimes start with an idea of what I will be painting, but the idea takes on a life of its own in the course of the creation. As I work on a piece, I find that thoughts and feelings that I have suppressed come through the painting as it progresses. My inspirations are from my relationships as a wife and mother, my travels throughout the world, and my own internal struggle to understand the meaning of life.

My hope is that my work will communicate recognition of common human experience and joy to my viewers. My work expresses all of the emotions, from pure joy with life to the dark moments we all experience.

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Tricia Poluos Leonard Tuscarora Angel
Tricia Poulos Leonard Blue Moon Rising
Tricia Poulos Leonard Red Bird Between Earth And Moon
Red Bird Between Earth And Moon
Tricia Poulos Leonard Crazy Game
Tricia Poulos Leonard Art Studio In Tuscarora
Tricia Poulos Leonard Aztec Moon
Tricia Poulos Leonard Date Series I
Tricia Poulos Leonard Tuscarora Truck
Tuscarora Truck
Tricia Poulos Leonard Around The Town
Around The Town
Tricia Poulos Leonard Truckee Bridge
Tricia Poulos Leonard
Tricia Poulos Leonard East Of The Moon
Tricia Poulos Leonard Floral Abundance
Floral Abundance
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Tricia Poulos Leonard
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Tricia Poulos Leonard Mad Hatter
Tricia Poulos Leonard Just One Of Those Things
Just One Of Those Things
Tricia Poulos Leonard All The Way
Tricia Poulos Leonard Incan Puma
Tricia Poulos Leonard Dancer In Motion
Dancer In Motion
Tricia Poulos Leonard Conversation
Tricia Poulos Leonard After R D 1
Tricia Poulos Leonard  Traveling
Tricia Poulos Leonard  My Ninja
Tricia Poulos Leonard  Mercury In Taurus
Tricia Poulos Leonard  Finding A Hole In The Universe
Tricia Poulos Leonard  Enigma
Tricia Poulos Leonard  Blue Moon Rising
Tricia Poulos Leonard  Beauty
Tricia Poulos Leonard  Baby Talk
Tricia Poulos Leonard  Aztec Moon
Tricia Poulos Leonard  After RD#3
Tricia Poulos Leonard  After RD #2
Tricia Poulos Leonard  Abundance
Tricia Poulos Leonard Ruins In Tuscarora
Tricia Poulos Leonard Night Music
Night Music
Tricia Poulos Leonard Floral Variation
Floral Variation