Tricia Reust is a visual artist working in most media. Her work is founded on strong drawing and design principles, and a broad exploration of art materials.
Tricia won the National Mortimore Prize in 2012; recorded a television episode with Colour in Your Life; over many years has had several articles published in the Australian Artist magazine; and has work in all four “Incite – The Best of International Mixed Media” publications.
Tricia has published her book “Landscape as Story – Directions for Creating Expressive Landscapes” and her three instructional DVD’s are available through Pulsar Productions.
Tricia is a Master Pastellist with the Pastel Society of Australia, a member of several societies and her awards cover many themes and media. She is a popular workshop presenter and has taught throughout Australia and overseas.
Tricia’s art process increasingly involves presenting layers of story in her images.
I work every day that life permits, and find most of my art results from trying to visually express my reaction to people and how we connect with each other and with our earth.
I very rarely work on a plain surface any more. I prefer to start the story with texture and collage, with these elements illustrating something extra about the theme. This has necessitated exploring the mediums and techniques good enough to present work of the highest archival standard. I have a high regard for Australian art products and maintain contact with Australian manufacturers in my experiments and developing processes.
I love to share this knowledge, along with my strong reliance on academic and design principles. My drawing is the base of all my art, especially in my pastel work. Exploring the effects of marks and symbols is a never-ending source of excitement, along with being the illusionist who manipulates what is placed on the surface to bring about certain psychological perceptions, particularly in landscape. I try to keep up-to-date with instructional blogs on my web site, hopefully broadening the extent that fellow artists can explore in preparing their surfaces and using their materials for creating art.
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