Tricia is a Hamilton, OH native, a fine arts graduate of Miami University, Oxford, OH,  and former docent on the staff of the Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, W.Va.  She studied painting in the graduate school of Marshall University, and worked with numerous fine artists to learn the portrait painting process  becoming proficient in all mediums. She instructed classes in the Middletown OH Arts Center, the Campus Arts Center of Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, the John Waldron Arts Center, Bloomington, IN, the Chehalem Cultural Center,  Newberg, OR and the Boca Grande Art Center, Boca Grande, FL

The artist has achieved signature status in the International Society of Acrylic Painters,  the Bloomington, IN Watercolor Society.   In addition to her commissioned painting activity, her plein air and studio paintings of all subjects, continue to be shown in juried local, regional and national exhibitions.

Wente’s paintings are included in private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and overseas.


    By Hand Gallery, Bloomington, IN,

    Elsinore Gallery, Ferry St., Salem, OR

    The Point Gallery, Prospect, KY

    Cusick Gallery & Frame, 608 First St, Newberg, OR


For information about commissioning that special painting, or requesting a gift certificate, please send an email.  We’ll discuss your ideas and plan a schedule, contact me at