CHILDHOOD
JoshuaTree
JoshuaTree
Baby with Volcano
Baby with Volcano

2015, 20" x 24", acrylic on canvas

Into the Woods
Into the Woods

2016, 48" x 36", acrylic on canvas

Gigi on the Beach
Gigi on the Beach

2016, 20" x 20" acrylic on canvas

Viking Baby
Viking Baby

2015, 12" X 12", acrylic on canvas

The Hunt
The Hunt

2016, 28" X 22", acrylic on canvas

Ephesus
Ephesus

2014, 44" X 34", acrylic on canvas

Gigi at Joshua Tree
Gigi at Joshua Tree

2017, 24" X 20", acrylic on canvas

Orphanage, Tanzania
Orphanage, Tanzania

2013, 48” X 72”, acrylic on canvas

Jame and the Easter Bunny
Jame and the Easter Bunny

2014, 44" X 34", acrylic on canvas

Alice
Alice

2016, 30" X 15", acrylic on canvas

Preschool, Hong Kong
Preschool, Hong Kong

2009, 36" X 48", acrylic on canvas

African School Girl
African School Girl

2009, 60" X 84", acrylic on canvas

Easter
Easter

2016, 14" X 14", acrylic on canvas

Gigi and Alice
Gigi and Alice

2016, 24" X 18", acrylic on canvas

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

Translating photographic images into paintings, I offer the viewer an opportunity to focus on the human condition and how alike we all are. Amidst the saturation of images on any subject, I zero in on the ones that convey, at a glance, a depth of emotion.

I am drawn to sources that range from public media to private snapshots. I choose the images I can’t stop thinking about. At first I stick close to the source photo, but as I work some things are omitted and others are added. As I invent my own version of the details, each painting takes on a life and logic of its own. The final product is often very different from its inspiration. What it does convey is the feeling the photo evoked in me when I first encountered it.

 

BIO

 

Winner of the Sanchez Art Center’s Left Coast Annual Award, Traeger presented her work in a solo exhibition in April 2014. Her work has also been featured recently in Smith Anderson Editions’ Gender Specific show, and in Artik: Art and Architecture’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition.