Tricia Granzier
Scarborough, ME

Tricia Granzier has lived most of her life along coastal New England; in Connecticut, around Boston, and since 1999, on the coast of Maine. The coast is, not surprisingly, a major inspiration for her work. A focus on single subject painting is a prominent characteristic of much of her work. She enjoys bringing to light the beauty, color and detail of everyday life along the coast through the concentration on one, or few, objects. She also can\'t resist an occasional landscape or seascape and the saltwater marsh is high on her list of favorite subjects to paint. Tricia paints in acrylic and oil, though she also has experience in watercolor. She is a juried member of the state's "Maine Made" program. She has been juried into both the 2016 "Flowers" and "Artists' Choice" Exhibitions at River Arts in Damariscotta, ME. She has participated in a variety of other shows over the years, including; a solo show at The Smaha Gallery located in the Gosnell Memorial House Hospice, Scarborough, ME; small group shows at Skillins Greenhouses of Falmouth, ME in 2016 and 2017; a solo show at Portland's First Friday Artwalk; the Sidewalk Art Festival held in Portland, ME; and several shows with Maine Women in the Arts in Kennebunk, ME. She was awarded first place in Watercolor at the 2013 Maine Women in the Arts "Annual Awards Show" for her watercolor painting "Beach Rocks." She also sells her work through online "galleries" via Etsy and Daily Paintworks. She has done numerous commissioned pieces and her artwork has been sold throughout the United States. Tricia is primarily self-taught, but has taken classes from a few admired artists over the years. Her work is clearly influenced by her life in New England, particularly on this gorgeous coast of Maine. Growing up surrounded by her grandmother’s oil paintings was also a major influence. Tricia lives in Scarborough with her husband and three children.