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Trisha Gilmore

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Underneath

Underneath

Acrylic collage, graphite
48" x 48"
$1,199
View From My Tent

View From My Tent

Acrylic collage, graphite
48" x 48"
$1,199
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Artist's Statement

Art has a way of adding depth and complexity to my home and work. I believe what we surround ourselves with is a powerful agent; what our gaze lands on can affect our mindset.

I paint to participate in a form of communication with myself and with observers and potential buyers. I start off with a bundle of shapes, colors, lines, texture, then I go back and slowly begin to block out the things that don’t make sense -- unraveling the revelations and ideas. I paint because I like to take the puzzle of my art apart and put it back together. The act of playing motivates me to make art. Not being afraid to make a mark or mistake is what I try to accomplish in each painting session.

I strive for an earthy, gritty but simultaneously light mood. The goal is to pull the gaze deeper into the canvas, enveloping it, and out again, viewing it as a whole. I paint to make something beautiful, rich and full of texture. Something to bounce off of and to be grounded by. I am playing with abstract landscapes and abstract florals. These themes offer a playful way to break objects down to shapes and color blocks that create a whimsical view. I know I need more whimsy in my life. A place to escape sometimes. These pieces offer that to me.

Artist's Biography

Trisha has been joyfully making art since grade school, when she found her first “How to Draw Comics” book and with it a love of creation. She has her degree in education and art from George Fox University and University of Washington. Trisha has been a teaching artist in and out of the classroom with Pratt, Powerful Schools, Seattle Public Schools and many other venues over the years. She is on the Tukwila Arts Commission and also shows her art regularly. She co-owns Retroactive Kids, a toy store in Columbia City, and resides in Tukwila with her husband, son, and daughter.

More of Trisha's work can be found at trishagilmoreart.com.

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