Tracy Klinesteker Artist Catalog | Agora Gallery

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TRACY

530 West 25th Street, New York, NY

KLINESTEKER

Californian pastelist Tracy Klinesteker creates paintings of striking chromatic power and luminosity. Klinesteker feels color down to the depths of her bones. Mesmerized by the wonders of the natural world, she is sometimes too stunned by beauty to even move. When she took her first art class at a local museum ten years ago, she felt that paralyzing awe upon seeing a set of richly pigmented pastels. Her love affair with the medium unfolds as she expertly harnesses the buttery consistency of the material, painstakingly adding details, and patiently bringing out life from the inert paper surface. A former photographer, Klinesteker has developed a keen eye for subtleties, perspective, and light, and uses her own images as references. Her subjects are eclectic ranging from landscapes she has seen during her travels to still lifes and animals. Ever-thirsty for more, Klinesteker probes the arcana of the medium, looking for new ways to express emotion through light.

Klinesteker has shown both in solo and group exhibitions in Michigan. She has won countless awards and was accepted to the Pastel of America’s Enduring Brilliance Exhibition in New York in 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies and a Special Education Teaching Credential. She was an itinerant teacher and taught visually impaired students in Los Angeles. In the 80s she was an Army photographer; in the 90s a graphic designer who worked for NASA at Edward Air Force Base. She now lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she enjoys winter wonderlands and autumnal delights with her husband.

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Art Class, 2020 Pastels & Pencils on Paper 11” x 14” $250 BUY ON ART-MINE.COM
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Beaver Island Marsh, 2021 Pastels & Pencils on Panel 13.5” x 10.5” $1300 Blue Indigo, 2019 Pastels & Pencils on Paper 18” x 25”
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Elysian Lake, 2021
Pastels & Pencils on Paper 13.5” x 14.5” $400
Lighthouse on a Knoll, 2019 Pastels & Pencils on Paper 15” x 18”
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BUY ON ART-MINE.COM Locks of Love, 2021
& Pencils on Panel 27.5” x 21.5” $5200
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Martini on the Rocks, 2018 Pastels & Pencils on Paper 23” x 31” $7800
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Mattei’s Porch, 2022 Pastels & Pencils on Panel 19” x 16” $1050
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Nestled, 2021 Pastels
Pencils on Paper 14.5” x 17.5” $400
BUY ON ART-MINE.COM November Sky, 2018 Pastels & Pencils on Paper 19” x 16” $250
November Morn First Snow, 2020 Pastels & Pencils on Paper 16” x 22.5” $900 BUY ON ART-MINE.COM
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Plate with Avocado & Blood Oranges, 2018 Pastels & Pencils on Paper 15” x 17.5” $650
Rocks, 2019
& Pencils on Panel 16” x 19” $900 BUY ON ART-MINE.COM
Shipwreck
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Spring Leaf, 2020 Pastels & Pencils on Panel
26.5” x 20.5”
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The Berm, 2022 Pastels & Pencils on Paper 18” x 21” $1050
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Where the Buoys Are, 2019 Pastels & Pencils on Paper 21.5” x 18.5” $550
Winter Mosaic, 2022 Pastel on Paper 15” x 18” $800 BUY ON ART-MINE.COM

“Standing in the cold with a seismically red autumn leaf; its color hitting our senses like a blow from a stun gun. We stand with a huge grin, too paralyzed by the intricately veined gaudiness of the leaf to move.”

I have always reacted very strongly to color. As my favorite author Diane Ackerman describes above, I am sometimes too stunned to move. I paint with soft pastels because of my love for pure color. Pastel sticks are pure pigment with binder added to keep them together. The lesser the binder, the purer the pigment, the softer the pastel. Soft pastels blend beautifully and create lovely, painterly brushstrokes. I use hard pastels and pencils for straight edges and fine details.

I layer color over color to create blends. I work with sticks, pencils, and rubber smudgers. With pastels, I can make wonderful marks to create texture and depth. Although I tend to favor detail in my paintings, the freedom of loosening up allows me to experiment with a variety of styles. Occasionally, I begin with a watercolor underpainting which adds a glowing, atmospheric effect. My subjects are eclectic. If a scene strikes me, I’ll capture it. I find the challenge exhilarating. Overall, my paintings are about celebrating the color I find in the world around me, while having as much fun as I can have.

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