Tricia Beal | Artist, Wildlife Artist | Kansas City | Art Jobs
Country: United States
City: Kansas City
Industry: Fine Arts
Professional Title: Artist, Wildlife Artist
Specialties: Animal drawing, Traditional drawing & painting techniques

- About -

I am a beginning career artist working in the traditional field of drawing and painting. I have been creating, mostly through drawing, for my entire life. I graduated with a BFA in Drawing and Painting from the University of North Texas in 2008, but struggled to fit into the academically oriented "Art World" of university. A bit lost after my foray into academics, I worked through many life disruptions including several cross-country moves, job changes and the birth of my son, now four. Over the course of that journey, my work has turned back to my lifelong love of wildlife and nature. I am focused on making animal portraits disrupted in abstraction as a comment on my frustrations with how we treat other species and our disregard for the planet that keeps us alive. I hope that by making beautiful and emotive portraits of animals that I might instill awe and curiosity in the viewer. Maybe that tiny spark of intrigue could lead to love and understanding of the natural world.