PORTRAITS
Soldiers In Trench with Queen
Soldiers In Trench with Queen

2013, 24” X 18”, acrylic on canvas

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Pope Francis
Pope Francis

2015, 20" X 20", acrylic on canvas

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Tania
Tania

2012, 24" X 18", acrylic on canvas

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Princess Diana
Princess Diana

2014, 16" X 20", acrylic on canvas

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George Washington Carver
George Washington Carver

2015, 20" X 20", acrylic on canvas

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Neil Armstrong on the Moon
Neil Armstrong on the Moon

2011, 24” X 20”, acrylic on canvas

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Luther Burbank
Luther Burbank

2015, 20" X 20", acrylic on canvas

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Queen in Ermine
Queen in Ermine

2012, 16" X 20", acrylic on canvas

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Soldiers in Trench with Patty Hearst
Soldiers in Trench with Patty Hearst

2012, 24" X 18", acrylic on canvas

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Queen in necklace
Queen in necklace

2012, 16" X 20", acrylic on canvas

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Neil Armstrong on the Moon with Flag
Neil Armstrong on the Moon with Flag

2012, 12” X 12”, acrylic on canvas

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Queen Elizabeth 1952
Queen Elizabeth 1952

2014, 16" X 20", acrylic on canvas

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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.