Trisha.

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

I live in Maidstone Kent with my patient Husband and our 2 Cocker Spaniel dogs.

My background is in community care, working in the field of pallative care and special needs.

I studied Period Costume Design and Corsetry at the London College of Fashion and set up my own business making Medieval style garments and corsets for themed weddings.

I am a self taught artist and work from my home based office studio, becoming professional in 2014. I am passionate and love seeing peoples reaction to my art and hearing stories as to why a certain piece I have painted, of a certain place, means so much to them.

I paint 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 I enjoy experimenting painting pets, wildlife and landscapes, with the occasional abstract thrown in for good measure

While I was painting one of my iconic cityscapes, I was using a ruler to paint a straight line. Whilst doing so I found myself getting quite messy. Desperately looking around for something to salvage the situation I saw a credit card lying on a desk nearby. I tried the edge of the card to see if it would create a better line. That's how my credit card painting started, this also gave me my signature swish.

My artwork has been bought by men and women, of all ages, however a surprising number are over the age of 50 and over 80% are women. Those who like my work have shared a common love of the theme paired with the memories the piece evokes.

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 to create the piece of their dreams.

I am someone who loves anything creative. I love using bold colours and a theme of golds and pinks permeates throughout my work.

I enjoy sharing my story as to why I paint with credit cards, hoping that it motivates and inspires someone to try something new or re-kindle a painting passion.

I have exhibited in numerous galleries, both solo and group events. I was also honoured to be invited to exhibit at the International Art Exhibition in Miami USA.

It was 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 im proud to say that my artwork will be on a display hoarding around the development of Battersea Power Staion

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

I enjoy working and collaborating with other artists and artisans. I have also created a coaching program to help them develope their own budding artist career.

 

Awards

I am proud and honoured to have been recognised for my art work by receiving the following awards.

Kent Women In Business
2014 - Start up business of the year

Kent Women In Business
2015 - Home based business of the year

Kent Women In Business
2016 - Creative business of the year

Kent Women In Business
2017 - Kent Creative Women of the year

KITA 2015 - Home based business

Guardian - Start up of the year 2014

 

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