Trisha Wood Artist

I have always had a love of water colour work, especially after the ‘Cadburys Flake’ advert in the late 70′s where the lady was painting in a poppy field!

I live in Kent, with my patient Husband and our 2 Cocker Spaniel dogs. My background is in community care, working in the field of palliative care and special needs. I studied Period Costume Design and Corsetry at the London College of Fashion and set up my own business in 2003 making Medieval style garments and corsets for themed weddings, which has also guided me to my path of becoming a Ceremony Celebrant.

I am a self-taught artist and it became my full time career in 2014. I paint London cityscapes because of the childhood memories from visiting relatives in the Wandsworth area of London, travelling past Battersea Power Station and the surrounding area. Cityscapes aren't the only subjects I paint, as my energy work guides me and suggested my heart designs, mystical pagan art and my healing heart pendants.

Why use credit cards instead of a brush, you may ask. While I was painting one of my early cityscapes, I used a ruler for a straight line. Whilst doing so, frustratingly, I was getting in a mess. Desperately looking around for something to salvage the situation, I saw a credit card lying nearby. Trying the edge of the card I discovered it created a better line. That's how my credit card painting started, which has developed over time and to give me my signature "swish"

I enjoy doing commissions, they have been for a special surprise, a wedding present and a place of special memories. I work closely with the client using photos and images if required or recreate my energy pieces to create the piece of their dreams.

While I was at one of these events my ‘Golden Battersea’ piece was commissioned and bought by Battersea Power Station. This has grown into a working relationship and I’m proud to say that my art piece is on a display in the Information Centre of the Battersea Power Station Development. I have also done commissions for Dame Kelly Holmes and The Royal British Legion.

Trisha Wood Celebrant.

I love anything to do with helping people, be it creating a beautiful ceremony for a woodland wedding or a special art commission. I am a people person and a spiritual one too and creating memories for someone special day makes it rewarding and very special. I prefer quirky to traditional style wedding which drew me to becoming a Celebrant. The freedom of choice, inside or out, on land or sea appealed to my free spirit and the desire to create something special without boundaries based on love sounded totally idyllic and something I desired to do. Helping people share love, their way, on their day.

My chosen Charities for 2018 are The Princes Trust and Breast Care Kent. I have raised monies for both these charities already this year by having an art sale and donating an original art piece for one of their charity auctions.

I am very proud to be recognised for my work, receiving awards from; Kent Women in Business 2018, Kent Independent Traders and The Guardian. I was also proud to be shortlisted to appear in Sky Arts, Landscape Artist of the Year 2016.