Having grown up in the shadows of the Music Hall of historic Tarrytown New York, Painter Tricia Cherrington Ratliff credits New York’s vibrant art scene and galleries with inspiring her to create fine art at a young age. At 12 years old, she could be discovered spontaneously drawing beautiful historic locations around town.
She accepted early that she wouldn’t keep the fruits of her excursions as passers by purchased just about every drawing she created. This trend continues even today.
In addition to her academic studies, Tricia has dedicated herself over the years to studying privately with famous master painters from around the world.
As a result, her work today is influenced by both contemporary realists as well as the old masters (Rembrandt, Titian, Vermeer and Caravaggio). She employs a combination of contemporary colorist methods and classical painting approaches that allow her to tackle any subject in any style that inspires her.
Tricia is a fast moving, diverse and intense artist who paints with a specific goal of leaving behind works of art that will be meaningful to future generations. Her work is a constantly evolving dialog that ranges from enormous contemporary works capturing concepts of conflict and social understanding to peaceful realist still life paintings reflecting the joy of everyday life. You can enjoy her work today knowing that a common thread that brings her current series of works together will surely inspire a whole new exploration of visual ideas in her next series.
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