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 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
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Tricia Poulos Leonard Tuscarora Truck
Tuscarora Truck
Tricia Poulos Leonard Around The Town
Around The Town
Tricia Poulos Leonard Truckee Bridge
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Tricia Poulos Leonard East Of The Moon
Tricia Poulos Leonard Floral Abundance
Floral Abundance
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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
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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
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  • As with anything I have done throughout the years, I jumped in to basketmaking with both feet and have tried most everything available. I have found you can make a basket out of almost anything.

  • My art consists of copper and brass media; it varies from flowers and plants to trays, plates, bowls, and wall hangings. Most of the materials have been rescued from the salvage yard.

  • I love the reflections of glass and the colors, just as water reflects and captures the intensity of a sunrise or sunset.

  • To me, realism is magic. Not only is the artist working with abstraction of design and color, but also with dimensionality. To create the illusion of depth and form on a flat surface is to observe, understand and recreate the physical aspects of light.

  • I enjoy designing landscapes, flora and fauna and hope to start adding structures and building in my quilts soon.

  • While continuing to paint and work in various forms of sculpture, my current focus is in papermaking and related fiber and book arts. Visitors to my Studio will have the opportunity to become personally involved in the process of making Handmade Paper from start to finish.

  • I am a 45 year resident of Nevada and have lived all over the world. My work is influenced by the sights and cultures of Europe, Asia, and the South Pacific as well as all corners of the United States.

  • My name is Jim Annis and I am the owner of Your Family Rocking Chair. I am building a legacy for my family and yours, based on the values of family, fine craftsmanship and heirloom quality furniture.

  • JoAnn Lippert travels the world combining a passion for adventure travel and photography. Her passion for mountain climbing, trekking and whitewater rafting has taken her to all corners of the earth.

  • I’ve always enjoyed doing all kinds of craftwork from working with wood and needlework to beading and glass. I’ve been hooked on glass since the 1980’s when I took my first stained glass class.

  • Since my earliest airplane flights those forms and patterns have found their way into my designs. For years I focused on art glass, starting with leaded glass and then fused glass and etched glass. Recently I have been spending more time making jewelry.

  • The phrase “no job is too big or too small” certainly applies to my work as I have worked on all scales, including 1200sf of mosaic mural for the pools at the Peppermill, down to the small inspirational plaques that I make on a daily basis and take to local festivals.

  • After raising my son I became committed to re-exploring my love of painting. I began watercolor classes in February of 2008 and have been actively painting since.

  • I consider myself to be wildlife “portrait artist.” Whenever a photographer makes a portrait, timing is of great importance. The expression of the subject will make the difference between a successful and unsuccessful photograph.

  • Pam Sutton creates handmade glass jewelry, plus items for the home and garden. She believes in elegance through simplicity, combined with a focus on functional use.

  • 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.

  • Most of my work is very linear and precise with close attention to detail and finishing. And of course I like to add occasional whimsical creations.

  • The big Nevada skies, the rainbow of western mountain ranges and the huge palette of summer flower are the inspirations for my silk paintings. Working with silks and dyes has given me the perfect way to illustrate the world as I see it.

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