I'm Trisha! I'm a 25yo Seattle-based traditional artist. I use painting as a form of self-discovery and a way to document personal growth. My work is an intrinsic part of my journey in pursuit of fundamental truths, acceptance, and self-discovery.
I live stream my creative process with my studio pet lizard, Matisse, on Twitch to share my process and inspire others.
I began painting with watercolors after inheriting my grandmother's art supplies and painted a video game character as a gift for my partner in 2015. The painting received more attention on Twitter than I anticipated, and it gave me the extra confidence boost to pursue a path in art. I signed up for my very first painting class, and that was all she wrote! I took to art full stride by declaring as a Studio Art major at Central Washington University the following quarter.
I spent my time at CWU focused in oil painting and photography creating a body of figurative work titled, “FLESH”. My oil painting, “Smashing the Binary” (48x48in.), was accepted into Central Washington University’s Undergraduate Student Juried Art Exhibition in April 2018 and was the recipient of the Dick Elliot Fine Art Award. My BFA Senior Thesis Solo Exhibition featured the full body of work in May 2018 and I graduated in June 2018 with a BFA in Fine Arts.
Post-graduation, I worked in a custom frame shop for two years before taking the step to pursue my art full-time and stream on Twitch in August 2020. Without any role models to look up to living the creative life I wanted for myself, I set to forge my own path rooted in mindfulness, acceptance, self-discovery, and personal growth. In recent months I've blossomed with a newfound sense of purpose to inspire others and pave the way for other creatives who like me, couldn't find a role model that fit 'just right.'