CHILDHOOD
Chutes and Ladders
Chutes and Ladders

acrylic on panel 2019 20" x 20"

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Twirl (beach)
Twirl (beach)

acryic on panel 2019 24" x 20"

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Into the Woods
Into the Woods

acrylic on canvas 2016 48" x 36"

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Road Trip
Road Trip

acrylic on panel 2121 14" x 14"

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Spiderman
Spiderman

acrylic on panel 2021 16" x 12"

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Photo-Op with Oil Spill
Photo-Op with Oil Spill

acrylic on canvas 2019 48" x 72"

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Twirl (garden)
Twirl (garden)

acrylic on panel 2019 24" x 20"

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Baby with Volcano
Baby with Volcano

acrylic on canvas 2015 20" x 24",

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Easter
Easter

acrylic on canvas 2016 14" X 14"

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African School Girl
African School Girl

acrylic on canvas 2009 60" X 84"

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Gigi at Joshua Tree
Gigi at Joshua Tree

acrylic on canvas 2018 24" X 20"

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My Little Pony
My Little Pony

acrylic on panel 2019 24" x 20"

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JoshuaTree
JoshuaTree

acrylic on panel 2018 24" x 20"

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Gigi on the Beach
Gigi on the Beach

acrylic on canvas 2016 20" x 20"

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Spa Day
Spa Day

acrylic on panel 2021 30" x 15"

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Alice
Alice

acrylic on canvas 2016 30" X 15"

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Viking Baby
Viking Baby

acrylic on canvas 2015 12" X 12"

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The Hunt
The Hunt

acrylic on canvas 2016 28" X 22"

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Orphanage, Tanzania
Orphanage, Tanzania

acrylic on canvas 2013 48” X 72”

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Ephesus
Ephesus

acrylic on canvas 2014 44" X 34"

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Gigi and Alice
Gigi and Alice

acrylic on canvas 2016 24" X 18"

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Preschool, Hong Kong
Preschool, Hong Kong

acrylic on canvas 2009 36" X 48"

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James and the Easter Bunny
James and the Easter Bunny

acrylic on canvas 2014 44" X 34"

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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.