About The Artist
Born in Salem, Massachusetts in 1976, Traeger di Pietro received his BFA in Studio Art from the University of Maine, Orono. In 2016, Traeger retired from his day job to focus full-time on his art. Traeger lives and works on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.
About The Artwork
For Traeger di Pietro, everything begins from a bubbling excitement that's triggered by his senses. He dives into the wonder and involvement of whatever the subject may be, and takes it for a ride. There are many levels and mediums that are used in di Pietro’s paintings. As the magical ball spins, messages and pieces of life attach to it and are then used cosmically and lovingly throughout. From an impressionistic fisherman who represents all of us, to a mixed media personified animal that mocks us as humans, there is always something that lights up di Pietro’s subconscious and then circles back to his reality.