TRACI ROBERTS
Stockton, California - United States



Original Artworks (4)

Traci Roberts; Blue, 2004, Original Painting Acrylic, 30 x 40 inches. Artwork description: 241 This painting is acrylic on canvas.  The bold colors and brush strokes are meant to represent freedom of expression....
Traci Roberts
Original Acrylic Painting, 2004
30 x 40 inches (76.2 x 101.6 cm)
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Traci Roberts; Dancing Angels, 2004, Original Painting Acrylic, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241 This painting is acrylic on canvas. ...
Traci Roberts
Original Acrylic Painting, 2004
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Traci Roberts; Kahlo Tree, 2003, Original Pastel, 14 x 17 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a soft pastel painting on paper.  The blood red of the fruit on the tree corresponds to the veins growing from the tree underground.  This piece was influenced by the Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.  ...
Traci Roberts
Original Pastel, 2003
14 x 17 inches (35.6 x 43.2 cm)
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Traci Roberts; Falling, 2001, Original Mixed Media, 9 x 11 inches. Artwork description: 241 This is a mixed media peice made from soft pastel and charcoal.  There is a sense of brokenness as well as a feeling of falling.    ...
Traci Roberts
Original Mixed Media, 2001
9 x 11 inches (22.9 x 27.9 cm)
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Artist Statement

For me, art is a corporeal experience. Many of my paintings are comprised of broad strokes and bold colors. Much of my work tends to be abstract and I focus on the relationship between the colors in a painting more than the ultimate form the painting will take. I generally do not set out with a preconceived notion of what my paintings will look like. On the contrary, I try to let the canvas guide my hand.

Much of my work has been influenced by the abstract expressionists Helen Frankenthaler, Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and Mark Rothko. I have also been influenced by other avant-garde and abstract painters such as Wassily Kandinsky and Sonia and Robert Delauney. Finally, I have found inspiration in the life and art of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo.

Since my art training in high school I have gone on to complete graduate work in Latin American literature and culture. Thus, I have been largely a self-taught artist since those early years, although I have studied with artists in Spain and Argentina. This has challenged me to teach myself new methods and styles of painting in order to keep growing as an artist.
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