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 this concentration on one, or few, objects. Examples of this are her paintings of a single sea urchin, a pile of beach rocks at the ocean's edge, a sailboat's mast and a single wave. She also can't resist an occasional landscape and the saltwater marsh is among her favorites to paint.
Tricia paints in acrylic and oil, though she also has experience in watercolor. She is an accepted member of the state's "Maine Made" program. Her work has been accepted into juried art shows, including both the 2016 "Flowers" and "Artists' Choice" Exhibitions at River Arts in Damariscotta, ME. She has participated in many shows over the years, including; a solo show at The Smaha Gallery located in Scarborough, ME; 2017 "Windows, Waves and Wings" small group exhibition at Skillins of Falmouth, ME; 2016 "Captured Colors" small group exhibition at Skillins; a solo exhibit at Portland's First Friday Artwalk; the WCSH 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 painting "Beach Rocks." Tricia has done numerous commissioned pieces and her artwork has been sold throughout the United States.
While Tricia's main focus is on her painting, she also enjoys creating art using findings from her sea glass hunting trips to various beaches and islands off the coast of Maine. Her sea glass artworks have become quite popular. She has done many commissioned pieces but also tries to keep a fair number in stock in her online shop.
In addition to selling her work at shows, Tricia sells her art and sea glass creations through her business titled " Coast to Cottage." The shop is open on the web, 24/7 through Etsy at this link: www.etsy.com/shop/coasttocottage