Trish attended The Inchbald School of Design London in the 1970's, after which she married and went to live abroad. She became a member of the viewing staff at Phillips Auctioneers in Chester in the 90's. The coast and countryside where she now lives in Devon, along with those memories of colour and sound from living abroad, all play an important part in how she uses colour. Her paintings, which tend to evolve and emerge from the canvass in a semi abstracted way are born about by her feelings and reaction to a place and are therefore not representational.
2020 has been an extraordinary year and working in the studio hasn't come easy during these unprecedented times. However I have done some 3D work in paper mache and I seem to have done more sketching and writing in simple form than painting! I will look forward to doing some sculpture in '21 as I enjoyed the 4 day sculptural course that I did at The Sculpture School in Devon and one that I did at Creative Beings near Honiton. During lockdown I have also joined the webinars put out by the St Ives School of Painting which have been great. So good to to have been able to get some figure drawing in with all other workshops having been cancelled.
"I attend Life Drawing workshops locally and study at the Robin Child Art Research Studio under the tutelage of Robin Child. I find the work of such artists as Joan Eardley, Donald Hamilton Fraser, Bruce Onobrakpeya, Peter Lanyon and Richard Diebenkorn hugely inspirational and I also spend happy hours leafing through old exhibition catalogues and books!"
Member of the Budleigh Salterton Art Club
Member of Devon Artist Network