paint, my world feels in balance: it is the blending of spirit and
body to, in turn, blend imagination and reality.
Ashlee Trcka’s passion for art began as a child but it was not until
2008 that she truly followed her “calling”: juried into a Denver
Arts League class instructed by acclaimed artist Ron Hicks, Ashlee
progressed from “new” to “award-winning” in just months.
Trcka credits much of her rapid progress to the quality of her
instruction by Hicks -augmented by workshops with other acclaimed
artists most notably Kim English, and (Master) Quang Ho. Ron
taught me about shapes and values, to see and paint the essence of
an object; Kim instilled the beauty and richness of color and to
work efficiently; Quang helped me to more deeply focus on design, to
see the big picture of objects in their places within the space, and
(most of all) to keep the joy in it.
Trcka is prolific turning out some 80 paintings in her first 2
years and drawing inspiration from everything around her. When
I’m not painting I’m thinking about painting, or studying the works
of the Masters. It’s what I love to do and I’ve been told it shows
in my work.