Kathy Traeger is a full time visual artist residing in Surrey, BC who works primarily in acrylics.
She graduated from Kwantlen College in 1985 with a diploma in Visual Art and Design and spent the next 32 years working for various design studios, advertising agencies, printing facilities in both Canada and the USA. In 2017 Traeger followed her true passion and transitioned to full time visual artist. Kathy Traeger is a signature member with the Federation of Canadian Artists (SFCA), is an elected member with the Society of Canadian Artists (SCA) and has recently achieved signature status (ISAP) with the International Society of Acrylic Painters.
Traeger doesn’t lean towards traditional landscapes or subject matter. She loves to bring a hyper realist style into her work. Inspiration is pulled from urban landscapes, old buildings, weathered signage, anything that is iconic, eclectic or rusty. There are stories in all of these forgotten treasures just waiting to be unleashed in a painting.
Evoking a memory, creating a unique story or adding a whimsical touch, through both the visual piece and the title of the work. My work is a reflection of my personality, often described as either humorous, contemplative or something in between. I don’t just practice my art, I live for my art, it’s my heart and soul, it gets me up in the morning and keeps me awake at night thinking.