Tricia Barna

Tricia was born in Dumfries and Galloway, but left Scotland in 1991 and spent the next 27 years living in Hungary. She studied Art and Design at college in Glasgow and since then has worked as a graphic designer in publishing and advertising in both Scotland and Hungary. This multi-cultural experience has given Tricia a broad understanding of graphics from diverse perspectives and also influences her artwork
Tricias art reflects a sensitivity to composition and colour and can be seen as a natural complement to her career as a designer. Freed from the constraints of digital layout, she has transferred her knowledge of balance and form to different media and loves working spontaneously with raw materials, combining colours and textures. Tricia works mainly in acrylics and experiments with fluid densities and dynamics, often working in layers which enable the artwork to develop a natural form and aesthetic. Many of her pieces comprise multiple raised wooden panels set in geometric forms, contrasting with the natural organic forms of the artwork itself.

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