I believe that visual art is a necessary component to our well-being. It is a form of communication that is beyond mere words.
I am filled with positive energy through our natural world, through activity, and even looking inward. This energy, filtered through dreams, filled with emotion, and vibrant color must flow out to bring energy to others. It is my place amid the constant exchange of energy.
Making art is a joy for me, no matter what medium I use. I love the feel of it on my fingers, the array of colors, and the random images that pop into my head. I get so enraptured in the process that I am often surprised that what seemed like 10 minutes was in fact 2 hours.
My parents are Matej & Patricia Triska, of the Triska Troupe, a high wire circus act. When I was young we traveled across America and parts of Europe performing. I was privileged to meet people from many different cultures. I also believe this is where my deep love of animals and extroverted tendencies stemmed from. I did not inherit the strong balancing skills or the ease they felt being high above the crowd.
I spent most of my young adulthood in Kansas City, Missouri and would later call Wichita, Kansas and then the Twin Cities my home. I had many Solo exhibits in Minneapolis and as a member of the Minnesota Artists Association, I was involved in several group shows as well.
My husband and I moved to South West Florida in the winter of 2015. Our little Cocker mix, Foo-Dog joined us a few months ago. I am loving the gulf beaches, sunset drum circles, and oh how I have fallen in love with sea turtles!