Professional Background


Tricia Reichert, formerly a nationally accredited high school teacher in Britain, came to the U.S with her husband in 1978. Although she had always been interested in art, most of her artistic expressions were made through her chosen field of Home Economics. When more time became available, Tricia developed her true passion for art and for the past 28 years has studied and practiced drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking.  She specializes in the art of portraiture, of animals and people. Her other areas of expertise and interest include many forms of printmaking and figurative sculpture. She now works as a professional portrait painter and art teacher. Pastel and Watercolor are her mediums of choice for portraits but she also works in pencil, sumi ink, gouache, acrylic, oil, printmaking, (etchings, woodcuts, linocuts, solar prints), and clay (figurative sculpture).


United States, California, Minneapolis, New Jersey, Florida, Georgia, Massachusetts, Texas, Colorado, Ohio.  Canada, Australia, France, Italy, Mexico and the United Kingdom
Corporate Collection – Laura’s Vineyard, Derby Wine Estates, Paso Robles, CA


Brushstrokes, SLOMA, San Luis Obispo 1994-2004 (Special Award 1997),
Art Show at the Dog Show, Wichita, Kansas, 1989 (Special Award), 2000
AKC Museum of the Dog, Saint Louis Missouri, Artists’ Registry Exhibition, 1998, 2000
Printmaker’s Show, Santa Barbara, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2012
Central Coast Printmakers Shows, San Luis Obispo, 2000 -2015
SAGA Print Show New York 2002
Nature Print Show, Forest Lawn Museum, Los Angeles, October 2006
Cuesta College, San Luis Obispo, Art Show, 2000-2002
Wrexham Print International Show, Wales UK, 2007
Impressions of France, Frameworks Gallery, 2009
A Serendipitous Journey – Printmaking, Art Central, San Luis Obispo, 2010
Pastels and Prints at Trilogy, 2011
Paintings and Prints, Talley Vineyards, Arroyo Grande, 2012
Central Coast Watercolor Society, 2012, (Winsor Newton Award), 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
Poured Paintings and Prints, Sayva Gallery, Avila, 2015.
Portraits, Passionate Women Show, Art Central 2015


San Luis Obispo Museum of Art, Printmakers, Oil, Pastel, and Acrylic Painter Groups,
Central Coast Watercolor Society
Santa Barbara Printmakers
Central Coast Printmakers
AKC, Museum of the Dog, Missouri. Member Artists’ Registry

Art Education

Course work minor in Textile Art, Battersea College, University of London, England
Drawing, Life Drawing, Watercolor, Design, Painting and Figure Painting, West Valley College, CA
Figure Painting and Drawing, Figure Sculpture, Printmaking and Etching, Cuesta College, CA
Commercial Photography, Italian Language, Hancock College, CA
Portrait and Figure workshops with Daniel Greene, Bob Gerbracht, Don Andrews
Watercolor with Mel Stabin, Don Andrews and Lian Zhen
Ongoing Figure Drawing, SLOMA
Ongoing personal research in composition, color, drawing, printmaking and sculpture

Personal Web Site and


Central Coast Printmakers Perpetual Calendar, 2004.
Central Coast Printmakers Card Deck, 2006
Central Coast Printmakers Recipe Books, Hors D’oeuvres, 2006 and Desserts, 2008
The Watercolor Journaling Handbook, Tricia Reichert, published 2010
Art Answers Series, Portrait Painting, Tricia Reichert, published by Barrons, 2013
Watercolor, From Wet to Dry & Everything In Between, published 2013


Arroyo Grande Studio – All media and subject classes including portraiture– individual and small groups 2001 – present
Workshops, in all media, various locations, 2001- present
California Polytechnic State University, Cal Poly Extended Education, San Luis Obispo, CA. – All art classes – 2004 – present
SLOMA –Solar Print Workshops, 2007- present
Trilogy Central Coast Art Studio – Beginning to Advanced Watercolor and Pastel classes and Workshops, 2008 – 2013.
Arroyo Grande Home Studio – Beginning to Advanced Watercolor and Pastel classes and Workshops, 2014 – present