Local Artist Paints Australia …

Trish Price Resident Skywalk Artist Touches Hearts

As Artist-In-Residence at Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, Trish Price spends her days painting and talking to visitors, sharing her love of Australian scenery. The outstanding beauty of Tamborine Mountain and its surrounds are a constant source of inspiration for this local artist.

Having grown up riding her horse in the bush around Ipswich, Trish has always appreciated and been in love with anything that reminds her of Australian wildlife and the varied habitats in which they live. As a child, she was exposed to realistic Australian-themed art via the art lessons she had every Saturday morning with Amy Hendry, a local artist. 

Trish studied art further in both high school and university, where she graduated with a degree in teaching with an art major. However, as is so often the case, life intervened in the form of a teaching career and raising three children with her husband.

Despite these early experiences, it wasn’t until 2020 that Trish retired and returned to her love of art. While locked down at home due to COVID-19, Trish began experimenting with paints again, making good use of many different YouTubers. 

Working with acrylic paints, Trish specialises in subjects that connect her with her childhood memories, including bush scenes, waterfalls, birds, and other wildlife. Her style ranges from photo realism to mystical forests in ethereal colours. Birds often feature in scenes adding a whimsical element. Commissioned works of your favourite scene or a variation of her own paintings can be arranged. Trish also has a passion for pet portraits. Dogs, cats, horses, and even hamsters have featured in her paintings. 

Trish’s artwork can be seen at trishpriceart.com, Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk, Thunderbird Park and cafes in the area, as well as at Blue Thumb (bluethumb.com.au/trish-price). Enjoy a visit to Skywalk’s Studio!