Tracy Lynn Pristas is an artist who creates warm, colorful, textured painting. Tracy enjoys custom projects and has designed over 29 commissions for public and private collections. She is a recipient of direct purchase awards from both the Montana Arts Council and Colorado Creative Industries. You may have noticed her vibrant paintings in a home decor magazine. Or if your television is a shrine in your home, you might have seen Pristas’s paintings on the hit television series “Drop Dead Diva.” Movie aficionados may have spotted some Pristas paintings in the movie “The Break-Up.” You can stop channeling surfing to find a Pristas painting simple visit www.painterpristas.com.
Tracy Lynn Pristas / Artist Statement
While I am not interested in copying nature as a camera does I do use nature as a starting point for a composition. I have always been intrigued by nature, patterns, color, puzzles, healing modalities, and the power of the intuitive process. In addition to being a professional artist, I am also a certified yoga instructor and certified Reiki practitioner. Reiki is a Japanese system for channeling universal life force energy to someone or something for the purpose of healing. The influence of these two practices contributes to the tranquility and balance experienced through my artwork. And this is an important factor as to why my original oils have been commissioned through art consultants for numerous projects throughout the U.S.
In traditional landscape painting, the goal of the artist is to capture on canvas the exact outward appearance of the natural beauty before him. The viewer of this type of painting responds to it as a pleasurable reminder of a scene previously enjoyed in nature. My intent is for the observer to have an uplifting positive emotional response to my abstract landscapes and perhaps a memory association. My viewers are interested in the sophistication, beauty, spirit, hints of nature, colors and rich textures found in my artwork. Through a complex layering process, I turn visual stimuli into an arrangement on canvas that affects one’s emotions directly, not by mirroring natural beauty but by creating an imaginative composition infused with Reiki healing energies. The textures, colors and forms become a creation in themselves, enticing the viewer into the artwork and elevating their consciousness. I am painting landscape from the inside. This is a nonrepresentational approach to a traditional genre, examining the way that nature enters the work of art subconsciously in response to the sheer act of painting.