About the Artist
Trisha is a multidisciplinary artist focusing on watercolor and printmaking who has been living and creating art in Central Austin for more than 15 years. She came here from the San Francisco Bay Area where she was involved with an artist collective for photographers as well as creative groups involved with Burning Man. She has a BA in Fine Art with an emphasis in Photography from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. She grew up in Williston, ND and continues to identify as one of the rare North Dakotans out in the wild. Aside from the media previously mentioned, Trisha has pursued and worked, to varying extents, with the following: Drawing, Collage, Fiber Arts, Book Arts, Oil Painting, Metal Sculpture, Performance Art, Ceramics, Mixed-media Installation Art, and Digital Art. She is an Art Teacher and a generally curious person, hence the long list of media with which she has worked.She has shown her art in Austin at Gallery Black Lagoon, Art Outside, and the Neil-Cockran House Museum. Her photography has been featured online.
It is the unremarkable elements of everyday life that inspire my art :: The beauty and relevance of the mundane and ordinary (a teapot, a glass of water, a plastic bag). Through my art, I strive to portray my reverence for and awe in this sacred banality.Within my artistic reality, line and color dominate as I oscillate between intuition and planning. My lines seal up and create edges while my colors alter, enhance, and then release light. Childish energy and freedom guide my lines while vibrant, living colors fill and overfill them.Creating art, for me, is a compulsion, no different than the need for food, sleep, shelter, or sex. I will always attend to this driving urge. In doing so, I am forever finding new ways to birth into this world the light, darkness, and twilight of my reality. I hope my artistic portrayal of one person’s ordinary life brings an awareness to the viewer that leads to thoughts and actions protecting the radically changing but still sacred world we live so precariously within.