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Today’s Events

  • Oct 31
    Tara Murino-Brault "Illuminations" Oct 31 to Dec 30 @Wolff Gallery
  • Nov 1
    Issac Layman - Never Was A Thing Nov 01 to Dec 29 @Elizabeth Leach Gallery
  • Nov 1
    Ralph Pugay - A Spiritual Guide to Brute Force Nov 01 to Dec 22 @Upfor Gallery
  • Dec 4
    The Immigrant Experience Dec 04 to Dec 29 @Blackfish Gallery
  • Dec 4
    HIBIKI MIYAZAKI – Paintings, Prints & Sculptures Dec 04 to Dec 29 @Augen Gallery
  • Dec 4
    Chasing Sophia Dec 04 to Jan 19 @Froelick Gallery
  • Dec 5
    Reverence - Jeffrey Conley Dec 05 to Jan 19 @Charles A. Hartman Fine Art
  • Dec 6
    The Eternal Magic of Our Soul Dec 06 to Jan 02 @Pearl Gallery and Framing
  • Dec 6
    Winter Group Exhibition Dec 06 to Dec 22 @Butters Gallery
  • Dec 6
    In Transit Dec 06 to Dec 30 @Blue Sky Gallery

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Carissa Jeanette Trepka, Painter

Self taught artist working with watercolor, acrylic and textile arts.
I find creating to be inherently therapeutic. I make patterns when I need structure in my life, I make abstract work when I need to let loose. There is something in the process that transcends the lines you make or the colors you choose. I find peace in watching a work of art grow. I gain confidence when I decide a piece is finished. I work mostly with Acrylic paints, pen & ink, and Adobe Illustrator. However, enjoy trying my hand at all other methods, mediums, skills, tools and so on. Also, block printing is a noteworthy activity when life becomes extra challenging. In many ways art has saved my life, and after some years working as a Social Worker, it came to me that art has real healing powers. In every piece I create there is the hope that someone who sees it will be inspired to create something of their own, and that in that process they learn something about themselves that feels good. I aim to reach others on as many platforms as possible. My work has been shown in coffee shops, galleries and other venues in Portland, Oregon. I am constantly working to have pieces shown beyond the confines of one city. I create commercial art as a means to survive and spread inspiration to otherwise unreachable places, and I encourage people to reach out with ideas for collaborations, commissions and any other project that will allow us to work creatively together.