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Tricia H. Love Jerry Love

Tricia H. Love

5 Naomi Drive, Tijeras, NM 87059

(505) 281-9329

About Tricia

One of Tricia's earliest childhood memories is her paternal grandmother scolding her for coloring outside the lines in a coloring book. Her grandfather came to her defense and told Tricia that she could draw and color any way she wanted. That was all the encouragement she needed. But it was not without consequences.

Tricia often got into "big" trouble with her dad because painting and drawing became a priority over her chores. So she found a secret hideaway in the crawl space under the porch of her house. There she found a stack of discarded 7 X 9 inch panes of glass. They immediately became imaginary canvases.

Today Tricia paints and draws in her studio in Tijeras, NM. She also enjoys combing the countryside looking for the perfect windmill and rummaging through flea markets, antiques shops, and garage sales in search of the just right item for a still life.

Tricia began her formal art education in 1969 in Commercial Art, Illustration and Design. In 1974 Tricia and her family moved to Mainz, West Germany for three years. She enrolled at Herzfeld-Wiesbaden School of Fine Art. Her paintings and drawings moved in a new direction as she studied the classical approach to fine art.

Returning to the states in 1977 Tricia began entering art shows. Within a few years she was teaching art to children and adults. In 1991 Tricia decided it was time to get an art degree. She attended the University of New Mexico and graduated in 1994 with a BFA.

Tricia's detailed drawings and colorful still life watercolors have been juried into more than 100 shows and exhibitions, where she has won numerous awards. Many of her drawings and paintings are available as limited edition prints.

Tricia is a Signature Member of Women Artists of The West, a Signature Member of the New Mexico Watercolor Society and a Signature Member of Western Federation of Watercolor Societies. Tricia teaches watercolor classes and conducts workshops. She currently shows her paintings at The Gallery ABQ in Albuquerque, NM.

Tricia with her prize winning watercolor painting, “Motor Parade”

Collection of the Bernalillo County 1% for Public Art Program, Albuquerque, NM

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“The Marble Collection”

As a watercolorist I push the medium to get deep, bold colors in my detailed paintings. With camera in hand I search the countryside for the perfect windmill, old barns, milk cans, antique canning jars, rusty or forgotten treasures that say, “Paint me.”

Artist Statement