Tracy Lynn Pristas paints large-scale abstract landscapes, oil and cold wax abstracts and monotypes. She derives her visual information and enthusiasm from nature, then departs into abstraction.
Tracy’s paintings can be found in various health-care settings, including collections at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago), Central DuPage Hospital (Winfield, Ill.), Lutheran General Hospital (Park Ridge, Ill.), and St. John's Mercy Medical Center (St. Louis), Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville, FL), Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital (Denver), Swedish Covenant Hospital (Chicago). Her commissioned oil paintings are included in private collections nationally. She is represented by numerous fine art galleries.
Early on in her career she was awarded five community arts grants from the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs. This contributed to her success as a self taught Chicago painter. Honored with artist in residencies programs from the Ragdale Foundation, Jentel Arts Program, and Brush Creek Foundation For The Arts. She is a 2014 recipient of a direct purchase award from the Montana Arts Council. Her artwork has appeared in Chicago Magazine, Chicago Sun Times, Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Atlanta Style & Design and more.
If your television is a shrine in your living room, you might have seen Pristas’s paintings on the Lifetime Television hit series “Drop Dead Diva,” now in its fourth season. Movie aficionados may have spotted some Pristas paintings in the Jennifer Aniston-Vince Vaughn movie “The Break-Up.”