About the Artist
Tricia is a painter who has taught students from pre-school to the university level. She has attended various residencies, including those at Skowhegan, The Fine Arts Work Center, and Mass MoCA.

Artist Statement
This work is concerned with the fragile, beautiful creatures of this planet that are endangered due to human activity. It seeks to highlight their plight by presenting their portraits in an aesthetically pleasing way. One of the works also acknowledges that human imagination is also endangered due to the lack of funding for the arts in many of our primary and secondary schools.