"The unrefined rustic detail that I see in nature gives me inspiration. Objects that are left outside to rust captivate me, I feel compelled to give them a new life. I am also inspired by the sea, the movement of the water and how it reflects light from the sky. All elements are in every painting."
Currently living with her husband of 44 years in San Diego, CA and in Bend, Oregon, Tricia Skoglund previously lived in Salem, Oregon for 30 years where while raising a family also created and sold artwork.
“I have been back and forth to San Diego and Bend Oregon for the past 13 years. When I left Salem, I started painting exclusively in recycled metals. I love torch-cutting steel and making one-of-a-kind pieces that embrace my past in Oregon and my present in California by the beach.”
Tricia has studied Oil Painting with Joyce Clark in Laguna Beach, CA and graduated from the San Dieguito High School with an Art Scholarship Encinitas, CA. She earned a Graphic Design/ Visual Communications Degree from Chemeketa College Salem, Oregon and also studied Art between 2005-8 with Claire-lise Matthey Anderegg at the Oceanside Museum of Art. Oceanside, CA and with Kate Ashton at the San Diego Art Department. San Diego, CA.
She has managed and operated the Canterbury Art Gallery at Del Mar, California and produced art pieces for art fairs and exhibits in Oregon and Northern California. She has been published in Laguna Beach Art Magazine (2015, 2016, 2017), California Art News July 2015, International Contemporary Artist Vol. X, International Contemporary Masters Vol. 8, Studio Visit Magazine Vol. 22,24,28&39 and Laguna Beach Art Magazine, 20 Artist You Should Know Fall 2013. Recent exhibitions in her resume include at Forest and Ocean Gallery Laguna Beach, CA, Ryan Art Gallery, Lincoln City, Oregon, Art’N’Soul on 101, Encinitas, CA, Nativa Interiors Solana Beach & La Jolla, CA, Mission Federal Art Walk Juried show, San Diego, CA, Desert Arts Festival and solo shows at Encinitas Senior Center Encinitas, CA and Salona Mar Salon, Solana Beach CA.
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