Tricia Strickfaden is an abstract expressionist modern artist who moved to California at age 21 and started painting professionally in 2000. Tricia’s design background and her surroundings influence the vibrant colors in her pieces which have been shown at local charity auctions, art fairs and galleries across the US. Her work has also been featured in magazines including Coastal Living, VoyageLA, and South Bay Magazine. Strickfaden's newest Urban Organics and Black and White Collage works show elements of the post-modern aesthetic, in minimalistic, organically shaped and geometric forms. They are created with many layers of detailed work, allowing translucent and opaque shapes to overlap, push behind and pull forward, making the composition interesting and dynamic. LA’s hip, urban, yet fresh and casual lifestyle has a profound effect on this modern series. The artist is constantly perfecting her art, always pushing, changing, and trying new approaches to her work. It’s the “happy accidents” which occur that make the work so refreshing and real. It’s that process that defines her as an artist.