Tricia Trinder creates her encaustic art from her home studio in Sydney’s leafy north. She manages her painting practice alongside a scrum of kids and an impressive backyard menagerie. She first started using encaustics in her work in 2009 and has since developed her own recognisable style. Her current Horizon Series of encaustic works is a contemplation of the intriguing and soothing effect of gazing into the distance, where your eye is naturally led to the endless horizon.
"My work begins with walking: along the Sydney coastline, over the coastal rock platforms, up on the cliffs, or sitting on the beach, observing the effect of light on water. Large seascapes start with quick studies and drawings made en plein air. Back in my Sydney art studio, I apply the rich buttery oil paint with brush and palette knife to create contemporary Australian landscapes.
Life just feels better by the sea.