Tricia Skoglund presents her fascinating portfolio of art created with recycled metal. See more of this talented artist’s work by visiting her website.
For me it has always been about the joy that comes from being creative and the fun that the artistic process has always provided for me. I love it when I can get in the zone and let the creative process bring my work to life.
I have always considered myself a multifaceted artist and have been very fortunate and found great joy in exploring a multitude of different mediums in a host of different art forms.
I work now exclusively with recycled metals. I like the way that painting on metals adds a creative and unique element to my art, one that you can not find with canvas or wood. I find my metals at scrap yards, recycling yards and surplus suppliers.
The creative process begins when I torch-cut steel into the shapes that I want and then mount them on custom built frames. I really like the look that the large bolts, washers and unique pieces of metal add to my work.
My painting process is simply layer upon layer of acrylics until I feel I have achieved the look and texture I am looking for. Bringing together all of these different and diverse elements, I like to think I am making each of my paintings a true one-of-a-kind, three dimensional work of art.
The unrefined rustic detail that I see in nature gives me inspiration. Objects that have been left outside to rust captivate me and I feel compelled to give them a new life.
I am also inspired by the Sea, the movement of the water and how it reflects light from the sky. In each one of my paintings there is a water element, brought forth in layers of colors and texture to reach a unique and interwoven piece of work.
I feel extremely blessed to have this opportunity to share my paintings with all of you, hope you enjoy!