Fisk farmed in the Hokianga in the
northwest of New Zealand at the bottom of
for thirty years. But she has since
retired to the Whangarei Heads area where
the mountains and harbour provide a
stunning back drop to her work and play.
Trisha trained as a journalist and
studied art for two years with
The Learning Connexion in Wellington.
When she is not painting or writing she
might be using her farming skills to
create... wielding a chainsaw or an arc
welder to build outdoor art and
sculpture.She has taken part in several
sculpture symposiums throughout New
really love sculpture for bringing
together the rewards of my years of
farming, the practical skills it taught
me, with my more creative side.
She says: "I believe art should be
uplifting to look at. If you are going to
live with something on your
wall or in the garden, it needs to
brighten up your day either with its
colours, or subject. It should make a
statement that warms your soul rather
than depresses it.
I especially love colour. Colour can have
a powerful influence on our wellbeing. I
like colours that say
Hey look at me, and Hey have a bright
interesting day. I also like to stretch
how we consider colour and
may radically alter tones away from the
real but do it in a way that gives a
surprising result in the painting as a
all, art should be beautiful."