T. Frick is a self-taught artist and female entrepreneur. She is a licensed Landscape Architect with a Bachelor's of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Art has always been a key part of T's life, even as a young child. But it was her training in the architectural field that advanced her drafting, sketching, and painting style.
Growing up, T. could be found wandering the b...ackwoods with one of her resident pups or when indoors, she occupied her time with drawing, painting, or other creative hobbies. Her love of nature and the outdoors led to a career in design. When not working, you'll typically find her creating - colors, shapes, textures, and movement creatively come to mind, manifesting into abstract, typically landscape or floral visions.
T. will tell you she dreams in trees. They just seem to end up on the canvas! No painting is ever planned. She begins with freedom of expression and movement, mark-making with no preset destination. After multiple sessions, a painting will eventually begin to reveal itself and navigate towards its intended vision. T. is currently working in oil and cold wax, acrylic, and mixed media in an abstract, expressive style. Her paintings are typically smaller in size with larger works on the horizon. Commissions at any scale are available upon request. Check out T's website and join her on an artistic journey through her diverse array of artwork!
Fine Art by artist T. Frick - Description: Sometimes we just need a pop of color to brighten our walls. I have always been drawn to the striking contrast of Aspen in the landscape backdrop. This abstract is my way of sharing the color display of Aspen amongst the autumn landscape. Oil and cold wax on cradled birch panel.
Fine Art by artist T. Frick - Description: Abstract landscapes tend to develop on canvas with many of my paintings. For whatever reason in January, my mark-making and layering took a turn and this abstract floral developed. I guess it was my mind's way of saying I was ready for spring! I took this as a sign and created a complete series of floral paintings. The burst of color and energy in this first one continues to be my favorite. Oil and cold wax on cradled birch panel.
Doors of Opportunity
Fine Art by artist T. Frick - Description: When one door closes, another opens. This painting symbolizes the ever-changing chapters in of life's novel. Behind each new door is another journey waiting to be experienced! I was stuck on this painting for a while ... not sure where to go next with it because I really liked the phase it was in. I put a photo out on IG for feedback and the resounding comments were to do nothing more. That made me realize that sometimes simplicity is what you need, this painting was in fact done, and it was time to open a door to begin a new one. Oil and cold wax on birch board. Mounted on black floater frame.
Fine Art by artist T. Frick - Description: This painting was inspired by a trip in Eastern Washington. I was driving back from Leavenworth heading toward Lake Wenatchee when the light caught my eye off to the left. I glanced over and happened to catch the sun glistening just perfectly over the landscape. The layering of nature from the sky over the fir forested hillside down to the wet meadow was a magical vista that I happed upon at just the right moment. After I returned to Seattle, I set out to record this beautiful image in my memory. Oil and cold wax on cradled birch panel.
Hope Stands Strong
Fine Art by artist T. Frick - Description: Each year I prep a bunch of new canvases with inspirational phrases before I begin my mark making. This particular panel was marked with the word `Hope'. As I started to paint, there was something about that phrase I wanted to hang onto. Perhaps it's because we could all use a little hope right now in our lives. As the painting progressed, it felt too forced to keep the letters so prominently displayed, so I started to layer over. And then it came to me. Hope stands strong all around us in the landscape. The trees being our pillars of strength standing strong to the next day, to the next decade. I added the left trees where the 'H' stood and thus this abstract landscape was formed as my hope for the future. Oil and cold wax on birch board. Mounted on black floater frame.
Fine Art by artist T. Frick - Description: Mixed media on deep cradle, stretched canvas. I am an intuitive, abstract painting. When I start out on a new canvas, I have no plan or preconceived notion of what I am doing. I just start putting layers on the canvas, letting my inner child loose with freedom of expression. At some point a painting will speak to me and I'll see what it wants to be. This painting was headed towards being a new one in my racial justice series. Then one session I got out the pinks and white hues and I started to see the most brilliant sky forming. Alas the painting had changed course and a new landscape was formed. If you look closely, you'll see the words of some of my early layers. A mystical landscape to remember those of the past.
Fine Art by artist T. Frick - Description: Oil and cold wax on birch board. Mounted on black floater frame. With the arrival of winter comes some of the most glorious sunsets in the Pacific Northwest. While the days get shorter, the colors get more brilliant. This painting celebrates the coming of shorter days by reflecting on the brilliance of the sun setting through the winter forest.
South by West
Fine Art by artist T. Frick - Description: This painting started with a play on horizontal layering and orange as a focal element within a limited color palette. As I kept layering, I started to see the most fascinating texture appearing. Yet there was the middle strip I had been masking out. What to do with it? And then it appeared as though capturing a glimpse of the mountain in the distance through an open slat in a wood wall. The colors nod to a southwest landscape and thus South by West was realized! I could stare at the velvety finish and texture on this one for hours... Oil and cold wax on board, mounted in black floater frame.
Fine Art by artist T. Frick - Description: The gorgeous display of the cherry blossoms signifies the arrival of spring; a time for renewal and hope for the year to come. With that first sunny spring day, one cannot help but to lay on the newly green lawn staring up at the deep blue sky through the blossoms. This is a calming, mesmerizing moment where you know that there are sunnier days to come.
Fine Art by artist T. Frick - Description: I had an extended stay for my birthday in Oregon's Willamette Valley last September where I created this colorful abstract. I love being in wine country during harvest to witness the activity of the workers in the vineyard complemented by the gorgeous display of fall colors starting to form. This painting is my abstraction of the delights and cheerful energy down in the valley during this beautiful time. Oil and cold wax on cradled birch panel.
Fine Art by artist T. Frick - Description: A childhood chore was cutting wood most weekends to prepare for the long, cold Wisconsin winters. My Swiss father had a strange obsession with having years' worth of wood neatly stacked into rhythmic piles. Each spring and fall, it seemed all we did was chop more wood. As the wee one in the family, I was allowed to wander the woods when it got down to the heavy lifting. I would wander off with my pup and discover the smells, colors, and textures of the forest. To this day, I am a kid at heart when I get to wander through the forest floor engaging all my senses in search of woodland treasures. Oil and cold wax on birch board. Mounted on black floater frame.