Lone Tratt

artist . painter . print maker

Born in Denmark, Lone was raised in a family gifted with artistic ability. She started painting lessons at 9, and at the age of 21 she received her Bachelor’s degree from the Interior Design School of Copenhagen. A couple of years later she left her homeland for Canada, where she continued her studies in drawing, painting and printmaking. She also embarked on a teaching career that spanned decades. She taught privately and had a 22 year involvement with the printmaking school at Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery, 13 of those years spent running the school. Lone’s solo and group shows span from 1977 to the present. Her paintings, etchings and murals are in many public and private collections in Canada, U.S.A., Europe and Saudi Arabia.

She is fortunate to be able to communicate with the world using a visual language that has no boundaries, except the limits of her imagination. A vibrant palette of rich colours characterizes her work. Using an arsenal of techniques that ranges from multilayered glazes of thin filmy colours, to thick textured applications, she crafts her world a stroke at a time. She paints multiple dimensions of nature, sometimes airy and suspended, as if floating in space, other times contained in highly textured forms with imagined palettes and many layers of paint. She loves to twist and bend her forms, be they petals, seeds, rocks or structures reminiscent of cells. Straight lines have no place in her reverential depiction of the elements she loves most: rock, water, and earth. Water particularly winds its way through all the work, whether it actually appears in a particular series or not.

Her varied series explore the circle of life and connections that bind us all. Some series depict the creation of life, while others, like her florals examine its fully realized potential and passion. One series of monotypes is inspired by eroded sandstone cliffs, yet the resulting work speaks to the creation of life, the pooling of water in cavities and the movement of liquid sliding down crevices.

Each work offers a vessel that creates life and provides a safe haven from the complexity around us. Her goal is to convey the overwhelming joy she feels in the presence of so much beauty. Ultimately, she also hopes to inspire a sense of respect and care for this sacred splendour.

Solo Exhibitions
2018  Under the Microscope, Dundarave Print Workshop & Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2017. A Brush with Nature, Brackendale Art Gallery, Squamish, BC
2016. The Shapes of What Lies Ahead, Dundarave Print Workshop & Gallery, BC
2016  Private Exhibit, Barristers’ Lounge, Vancouver, BC
The Shapes of What Lies Ahead, Dundarave Print Workshop & Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2014  A Moment in Time, Dundarave Print Workshop & Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Sjælens Landskab / Mindscapes, Galleribe, Ribe, Denmark
2013  Atelier Show, Vancouver, BC
2012  Atelier Show, Vancouver, BC
Cosmic Forms, Dundarave Print Workshop & Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2011  Large Format Print Display, November & December, Shadbolt Theatre, Burnaby, BC
Spring Exhibit, Private Atelier, Vancouver, BC
2010  A Retrospective: 1990 – 2010, Dundarave Print Workshop & Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2009  Celebration, Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2008  Private Atelier, Vancouver, BC
The Colour of Spring, Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2005  Solo Show, Fyn, Denmark
2002- 2006 – 6 exhibitions, Private Atelier, Vancouver, BC
2002  Petals, Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2001  The Whimsies Have Landed on Granville Island, Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2000  The Root of Things, Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1998  The Spirits, Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1995  Voices of the Soul, Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1994  Beginnings – Multiple Plate Show, Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1993  Views, Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1992  Life Within the Trees, Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1991  A Dialogue with Trees, Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1988 & 1986  Oils, Acrylics and Collages, Galerie d’Art du Grand Ruisseau, St. Sauveur, Québec
1982  Oils, Prints and Collages, Galerie Lars Westwind, Morin Heights, Québec
1981  Laurentian Fantasies, Piedmont, Québec
1979  Prints and Collages, Galerie l’Hermitage, St. Sauveur, Québec
1978  Prints, Collages and Drawings, Le Cours le Royer, Montreal, Québec
Group Exhibitions
2017. Free Form, Dundarave Print Workshop & Gallery, Vancouver BC
2016. Barristers’s Lounge, B.C. Law Court
2015  Group Christmas Show, Dundarave Print Workshop + Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Art Sale and Fundraiser, Burnaby Art Gallery, Burnaby, BC
Vintage Show, Dundarave Print Workshop + Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Group Summer Show, Dundarave Print Workshop + Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Urban Landscapes, Dundarave Print Workshop + Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2014  Group Winter Show, Dundarave Print Workshop + Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Group Summer Show, Dundarave Print Workshop + Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2013  Printmakers Winter Group Show, Dundarave Print Workshop & Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Printmakers Summer Show, Dundarave Print Workshop & Gallery, Vancouver, BC
BIMPE VII, Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition, various locations
2012  Printmakers Christmas Show,  Dundarave Print Workshop + Gallery
Beyond Borders, Agora Gallery, New York, NY
Printmakers Summer Show, Dundarave Print Workshop & Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Manifestations of Milieu, Agora Gallery, New York, NY
Celebrating Jerusalem, Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2011  Form and Formation, Dundarave Print Workshop, Vancouver, BC
40th Anniversary Exhibition, Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2006  Tratts in Print (mother and daughters exhibition), Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2003 – 2006 6 group shows, Artworks, Vancouver, BC
5 group shows, Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2002  2nd Biannual International Print Exhibition (BIMPE), New Leaf Editions, Vancouver, BC
2001  Patterns – Lone Tratt & Alexa Thornton, Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Just to Print – Thirty Years in the Making – Anniversary Retrospective, Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Summer Show, Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery, Vancouver, BC
2000  Millennium Show, Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1999  Turning – Mother and Daughter Show, The University Women’s Club – Hycroft, Vancouver, BC
Form² – Mother and Daughter Show, Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1997  Dundarave Printer’s Show, Douglas College, Coquitlam, BC
Terra Firma – Mother and Daughter Show, Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1996  Print and Plate Show, Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Circles Within Squares – Lone Tratt + William Steinberg, Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1995  A Jewish Beaux Arts, Sidney and Gertrude Zack Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1993  Arts in Action – Touring Exhibition, Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Côte D’Ivoire and Senegal
1992  Arts in Action, Soul Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
1989  Oils and Collages, Mt. Rolland, Québec
1988  Trees and Beyond, Gallerie d’Art du Grand Ruisseau, St. Sauver, Québec
L’Estiv’art, Piedmont, Québec
1986  Oils and Collages, Gallerie d’Art du Grand Ruisseau, St. Sauver, Québec
1985  Graphimage III, The Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, Québec
1985 & 1984  Arts Morin Heights, Morin Heights, Québec
1977  Graphimage I,The Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, Québec
1974  Printmakers Show,The Saidye Bronfman Centre, Montreal, Québec
Collections

BC Children’s Hospital
BMO Nesbitt Burns Inc.
Burnaby Art Gallery
Clark Wilson LLP
Harmac Pacific
Holloway Schultz & Partners
Monte Bello
Private Collectors
Toronto Dominion Bank
UBC Hospital
Vancouver Hospital, Pattison Pavilion
Vancouver City Savings Credit Union
West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.

Location of works: Denmark, Germany, Austria, Spain, U.S.A., Canada

TV & Film Rentals

Commencement l & ll
Frental
High Stakes
Mercy Point
Outer Limits
Two Birds
Underwater A-B-C
X-Files

Publications

2012:  ARTisSpectrum, May 2012 edition
1978: La peinture au Québec: depuis ses origines, Iconia Publishers
1977:  Rare Book Collection, McGill University, Montreal, Québec

Murals

1999  Flora, 2 panels – 36 × 36 in, Vancouver, BC
Artist, Designer and Painter
1998  Miners Bay, 3 panels – 48 × 30 in, Mayne Island, BC
Artist, Designer and Painter
1997  Forest of Dreams, 3 panels – 48 × 30 in, Vancouver, BC
Artist, Designer and Painter
1996  Nature – interior mural, 2 panels – 9 × 7 ft, 8 panels – 6 × 3 ft, Saudi Arabia
Artist, Designer and Painter
1995  Symbolic Priorities, 24 × 22 ft, New Westminster, BC
Artist, Designer and Painter
1994  Playhouse – interior mural, 4 panels- 6 × 3 ft, Saudi Arabia
Artist, Designer and Painter
1993  The Natural Spirit of BC, 60 × 13 ft, Vancouver, BC
Artist, Designer and Painter
1992  Gateway to the World, 20 × 20 ft, Vancouver, BC
Painter
1990  BC Westcoast Rainforest, 130 × 95 ft, Vancouver, BC
Designer and Co-Artist

Galleries

Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery, Vancouver, BC
Hambleton Fine Art Services, Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Art Gallery – Art Rentals and Sales Gallery, Vancouver, BC