About Trish

I've been painting, drawing and creating my entire life. As a kid and the youngest of six, Mum says you could always find me in a quiet corner, bum in the air and making or drawing something! I studied printmaking straight from school at Sydney College of the Arts and received a Bachelor of Visual Arts. I then went onto attain a Diploma in Education in Wagga Wagga. I have been a practicing artist since College. Exhibiting in solo exhibitions as well as group shows. I have been an art educator for 30 years and have been running workshops from my home studio for the last ten years.

I am very grateful to be able to pursue a creative path, every day.

My work space: ‘Studio 9’ is in our home, a 130 year old sandstone cottage in Sydney where I live with my husband + three kids. My studio is in the ‘good room’ at the front of the house with two marble fire places. It is filled with beautiful vessels and collected curios, the reference point for my paintings. I am very lucky to have this beautiful space. I am inspired by Italian artist, Morandi and his quiet, contemplative still life paintings. I produce calm, monochromatic images of familiar, domestic vessels. These all have their own personality, history and quirks. Grouped together in a still life composition, they create a dynamic and a dialogue between the objects.

Each work has a narrative behind the image.

Another genre I enjoy is landscapes. One series in 2018 was inspired by the scenes on a trip near Hobart. The Central Tablelands, NSW is also a rich source of inspiration. With these works the same limited palette and calm brushstrokes are applied.

I also love my journals and sketch books, pretty much a daily ritual. Whilst on a trip overseas (prior 2020 of course!) I captured the experience in ink and water colour sketches in my travel journal. Those images are available in print form. Commissioned images in ink and watercolour have become a pleasure to create since the trip.