acrylic on canvas
“My eye is drawn to objects that show their age and their interaction with time and the elements. Shiny and new has never appealed to me. I’ve always had a love for the tools used to make things. The idea that you need to create in order to create. This piece speaks to the lack of direction and focus we have in the modern world, and how everything is rushed. Less and less of what we surround ourselves with has the “handmade” touch.”
Trevor chose to focus on woodworking in college, furniture specifically, as his means of artistic expression. After almost 15 years of working with wood he eventually began looking for new ways to express himself. Reflecting on his days of building furniture he realized he was searching for a form of artistic expression that was more immediate. He wanted to be able to work spontaneously. A luxury that woodworking did not provide.
He focused on painting and printmaking.
Balancing his studio time, work, and family has been accomplished by early mornings in the studio. Trevor has a space at his house where he pursues his printmaking, and a painting studio at his place of employment, the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT.