“Do you ever have one of those days when you see a commercial on TV, or a travel magazine ad where the image either makes you sigh or dream and imagine? You imagine….. You imagine you’re on your way to the airport because getting there is half the fun, Prada bag in hand. You arrive to your luxury suite opening the French doors to the incredible view and ocean breezes. Inspired for a cocktail? Mojito, or perhaps something with coconut. Suddenly, we are rudely transported back to reality by a telemarketer….oh well.. Next scene Paris, or is it Milan? A little history culture or shoe shopping couture….you decide.
Wherever your dreams may take you, reality can wait. Escaping from the daily grind under the Eiffel tower or the Louvre, Highway 1 and Rodeo Drive, NYC… and Cappuccino in Florence. Dressed and ready for anything in my vintage convertible with a girls best friend, my Italian greyhound. This is where I find inspiration…….I imagine.”
Trish grew up in Minnesota in the world of art along side her mother who enrolled her in every art class and contests in which she would usually come in second place. This made her work even harder. Then on her own, she moved to Dallas fresh out of high school and graduated from the Dallas Institute of Art.
Pursuing her artistic dream, she secured a job as a textile designer and a fashion illustrator for a clothing manufacturer. She later moved to the J.C.Penney home office in the design department. After several years in the corporate world, she decided that it wasn’t for her, so went to work as a freelance artist. She was signed by a textile agent in New York City and continued to freelance for several years.
In the summer of 1996 Trish’s beloved Grandmother passed away and Trish was given an old cigar box full of vintage photos. She took the next couple of years to reflect and be inspired by these photos and realized it was time to pursue her dream of being a full time painter. Trish was signed by her publisher Canadian Art Prints, Vancouver B.C. in 2003 and produced over 40 images currently being sold around the globe. Her prints are sold in retail outlets globally.
After years of persistence and overcoming obstacles Trish’s rewards are coming to fruition. Invited to be the Official Artist of the 2008 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks, and as the Official Artist of the 2009 Westminster Dog Show, she is now fulfilling her lifelong dream of being an important artist.
Trish’s paintings reflect the Art Deco era to such a convincing degree you can’t help but wonder how she transported herself to capture that lovely era. Her motto is to inspire others, especially girls and women, helping them reach their goals by setting a positive example.
Trish has given back to the community by contributing original artwork to charity which has been more rewarding then any amount of fame she says. The organizations include Girl Scouts, Make a Wish Foundation, Shining Stars, Arts Net, Young Artist’s of Texas, Greater Southlake Women’s Society, Southwest Transplant Foundation, Westlake Academy, Greater Southlake Women’s Society and GRACE donating paintings to help raise funds. Trish donated the original artist’s proofs of her winning Kentucky Derby designs to Girl Scouts for the live auction at their fundraiser, Derby Day at Lone Star Park.