Born in Denmark, Lone Tratt was raised in a family gifted with artistic ability. She started painting lessons at nine, and at the age of twenty-one 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 twenty-two year involvement with the printmaking school at Dundarave Print Workshop and Gallery, thirteen of those years spent running the school. Lone’s solo and group shows span the period from 1977 to the present. Her paintings, etchings and murals are in many public and private collections in Canada, the U.S.A., Europe and Saudi Arabia.
Lone feels 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 colors characterizes her work. Each painting 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 splendor.