Become acquainted with perhaps a few unknown dimensions – thoughts, ambitions, wisdoms, life changing moments – of this inspiring artist.
Explain what you do.
My works are presented with the aim not to provide an idealistic view but to identify where light and the environment are important. The energy of a place and its emotional and spiritual vibrations are always important. The character, shape, or content of the presented artwork is secondary. The essential things are the momentary and the intention of presenting. Some of my works don’t reference recognizable form. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted.
Why do you do it?
Art is a form of therapy for many facets of one’s life. I have an autoimmune disease, so painting is a form of therapy to relieve stress and alleviate the pain.
What project are you working on now?
I am currently working on an acrylic mural for the historical downtown Braselton district in Georgia. In addition, I am creating pieces for display in various galleries and juried events.
What superpower would you like to have and why?
My superpower would be healing because there is so much hurt in this world. I would like to be able to cure diseases, mend broken hearts, and eliminate mental illnesses.
Which place in the world do you find to be the most inspiring?
I have two favorite places to travel—Pensacola, Florida and Germany. They both bring peace and serenity to me.
What’s the most indispensable item in your practice?
My apron is my most indispensable item as I get pretty messy with painting.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
The best advice that I have ever been given is that it is all in perspective; just because one person doesn’t like or appreciate my artwork doesn’t mean that it is invaluable.
Creatively, where do you see yourself in the next five years?
I am working towards being more published and involved in national events.
Trena was born in 1974 in Wichita Falls, Texas, USA and is currently based in Suwanee, GA, USA. Visit www.designsbytrena.com