I am an artist! Not the cut off your ear kind, but the kind of artist who is excited to make art! I love to create interesting pieces that will result in rich color, contrast, texture and movement. Much of my work captures people’s faces and joy in life – people of all colors, shapes, sizes, ages, and abilities. I find inspiration everywhere and use mixed media to develop a piece that makes my heart smile.
Trena is a woman of Faith, a wife & mother, an artist, a business owner, a manager, a change agent and an encourager. She has a passion for people and a passion for color. Trena has always been a doodler and loves all colors.
Her dear friend Marge introduced her to the art of stamping in 2002, which rekindled her joy of creating. Trena started teaching stamping and coloring workshops in homes and at various events. She has taught many classes in Chicago land and in Southern Michigan, including at Dick Blick. Trena received her Copic Marker Basic Certification in 2008 and Intermediate Certification in 2010. She has also received a certification in Tombow Marker Techniques and Spectrum Noir. Trena contributed as a designer on the Sunday International, Art Impressions and Crafter's Companion Creative Teams, as well as she is a founding contributor to the Alcohol Art Ink Community. Trena has been a guest designer for StencilGirl Products and her artwork has been published in various stamping and art magazines and has appeared on product packaging.
Trena lives in southeast Michigan with her wonderful husband. They have two beautiful, bright children. Weekdays she works as an IT professional. On week nights and weekends, she colors!
RubberStampMadness - Sprint 2018 Issue 199
Stencil Talk Blog - November 2015, June & July 2016
RubberStampMadness - Summer 2014 Issue 184
RubberStampMadness - Spring 2013 Issue 179
Stampscapes Idea Card August 2012
Encausticreations.com Newsletter - June 2012
Scrap & Stamp Arts Magazine - July 2011
RubberStampMadness - Holidays 2010-2011 Issue 170
Scrap & Stamp Arts Magazine - July 2009
Stamper's Quest - April 2009 Readers Challenge
RubberStampMadness - Spring 2009 Issue 163
stamping, painting, coloring, and hanging out with positive people doing good things to help other people