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Tracy Lynn Pristas paints large-scale abstract landscapes, oil and cold wax abstracts, mixed-media acrylics, encaustics and monotypes. Tracy works in a number of syles and multiple motifs. Free art consulting for commissions.
Pristas has completed over 30 successful commissions. Tracy’s paintings can be found in various healthcare settings, including collections at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago), Central DuPage Hospital (Winfield, IL.), Lutheran General Hospital (Park Ridge, IL.), St. John’s Mercy Medical Center (St. Louis), Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville, FL), Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital (Denver), Swedish Covenant Hospital (Chicago), University of Montana Law School (Missoula, MT), and Montana State University, Gaines Hall, (Bozeman, MT). She is represented by numerous fine art galleries nationally. Pristas has a line of licensed images with the international company Winn Devon & Canadian Art Prints and Image Conscious. Pristas paintings recently featured in Colorado Home Magazine.
Early on in her career, Tracy was awarded five community arts grants from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. This contributed to her success as a self-taught Chicago painter. She has been honored with artist-in-residencies programs from the Ragdale Foundation, Jentel Arts Program and Brush Creek Foundation for the arts. She is a 2014 recipient of a direct purchase award from the Montana Arts Council. Her artwork has been featured in the 2015 Lake Forest Designers Showhouse & Gardens, published in Chicago Magazine, Chicago Sun Times, Professional Art Magazine, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Atlanta Style & Design, The Denver Post and more.
If your television is a shrine in your living room, you might have seen Pristas’s paintings on the Lifetime Television hit series “Drop Dead Diva.”Movie aficionados may have spotted some Pristas paintings in the Jennifer Aniston-Vince Vaughn movie “The Break-Up.”
Tracy was born in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. For 17 years she maintained a studio in Chicago along the city’s Ravenswood industrial corridor, with an elevated train rumbling by her windows. She now resides in Littleton, Colorado, and is freed from having to wear noise-reduction headphones while she paints. Thankfully, the foothills are a transition zone — not a transit zone.