Emerging Seattle artist Traci Paulk creates abstract paintings using an eclectic mix of mediums and surfaces. Fusing elements of drawing, painting, writing and collage, her pieces are guided by intuition and often begin without a specific goal or intent--rather, a life yet to be discovered through the addition and subtraction of strong or subtle lines, swaths of color or layers of fading ink or paint.

Exploring themes of memory, connections, possibilities and experiences--and the traces or flood of emotions they leave behind--her paintings are inspired by the unexpected turns, pathways, intersections and artistic beauty within everyday life. She strives to create paintings that express emotion or convey a sense of authenticity or truth.

A native New Mexican, Traci was drawn to art from a young age, taking painting, drawing and art history courses at the University of New Mexico before choosing to pursue a bachelor’s in journalism and master’s in business administration. After a successful career in public relations, she decided to follow her artistic interests again, leaving her role as an agency executive behind to begin consulting and pursuing a more creative life.

Her work has been featured in the Pike Place Market Art Walk, Ballard Artwalk, 15th Annual Greenwood-Phinney Artwalk (Juried Artist), as well as the Seattle Art Museum’s annual Volunteer Art Show.

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