"Pure Joy! That is my definition of experiencing Trish Weeks' work. I picture collectors' coming home each day, looking at Trish's work and experiencing a feeling of joy at being in one's own home amongst the colors and vibrancy of her paintings. It is not uncommon for collectors to purchase more than one of Trish's pieces. I understand why. She purposely creates pieces to excite or to calm or to resonate. Her paintings vibrate with all pleasant feelings - the best of who we are. " Mary Martin
"Big City Color" 24 x 24 Oil on Canvas
"New York, New York II" 12 x 12, Oil on Panel
"Journey to the Top" 36 x 36 Oil on Canvas
"Wildflowers" 36 x 36 Oil on Canvas
"Carolina Smiles" 12 x 16 Oil on Panel
"Afternoon with Monet VIII" 12 x 12, Oil on Panel
"Afternoon with Monet V" 12 x 12 Oil on Panel
"Afternoon with Monet VII" 12 x 12, Oil on Panel
"Afternoon with Monet I" 12 x 12 Oil on Panel
"Morning Tide" 30 x 40 Oil on Canvas
Trish Weeks is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati,, Design, Art, Architecture and Planning with a BS in Design.She built a successful career in corporate and residential interior design before her painting career began in 1994.Trish has received awards in numerous juried shows on a local, regional and national level and has been represented by galleries in Ohio, Kentucky, South Carolina, Michigan and New Mexico.Her work is included in private and corporate collections throughout the world.Trish has been invited to participate in June in two museum events in Cincinnati. In June, Trish will be a featured artist at the Taft Museum “Art in the Afternoon”; and a featured artist for the Duveneck Society at the Cincinnati Art Museum.
Trish draws inspiration from her experiences in the Midwest and the Carolinas where she spends much of her time.She also brings a more global perspective by layering memories from travels to paint in France; as well as trips to other locations in
Europe, India, China, Japan and Nepal.Many of her trips include her portable equipment so she may paint out in the environments she is experiencing.
I am drawn to organic landscapes that seem to breathe and vibrate with amazing energy.My signature work portrays expressionist views of nature; created by combining simple compositions and complex layers of color. This is achieved using a palette knife, which allows me to intensify the impact and clarity of the colors.
Those who have experienced my work routinely comment on how good it makes them feel.My palette knife, color and liberal use of paint create a vibrant, tactile experience that has been described as “a dance with color”.
Trish Weeks has always been an eager student. As a child she learned the lessons of parents who felt the echoes of a great depression and world wars. Apply yourself, they instructed. Work hard. Be responsible. Save for a rainy day. Always do what’s expected of you.
Trish did exactly that. She got a good job, raised a family and worked her way through college. With a degree in design, Trish kept her nose to the grindstone and soon developed a successful business in interior design. Creativity and art ran like a thread through her work and her life, and still she knew there was something being left undone.
What would happen, she wondered, if I did something really unexpected? Colored outside the lines? Threw caution and all the rules to the wind?
So she leased an art studio, started painting in the evenings after work, and soon found the glorious release she had been searching for all along. It was all about color, experimentation with tools and techniques, observations of natural landscapes around her and paint, paint, paint. Eventually the design business took a backseat and painting took center stage.
Today Trish’s art is a symphony of energy. Awash in color and powerful imagery, the work captures how her world feels more than how it appears. A day at the ocean becomes a study in abandon and promise. A walk in the meadow translates on canvas as contemplation and gratitude.
Trish often replaces her brush with a palette knife to intensify the energy and color. She uses copious amounts of paint and layers them onto the canvas with abandon. The texture draws the viewer in, beckoning you to look further, feel deeper, leave refreshed. It’s Trish’s heart you see on that canvas, and immediately you want to know more.
Mary Martin GALLERY
103 Broad Street,Charleston, SC 29401 843-723-0303 Gallery Row on Historic Broad Street
Selected as best gallery in South Carolina 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Selected as one of the top twenty-five galleries in America 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017.