Tricia Courtney | Joplin MO

Rich color and bold strokes created with a palette knife and “an extreme amount of paint” are what my oils are about, but my approach to other mediums yields equally intriguing results. Over the last several years I have alternated between the graphic art world, oil & acrylic painting, mixed media, and a digitally created world of fanciful, whimsical children’s characters – “The Land of the Buzzlewics” and the“Zoppyzeeps.”

I find that the same abilities that sustained me through 27 years as a newspaper graphic artist — working rapidly, thinking quickly, and designing on a moment’s notice — continue to fuel my creative style.