Trinity Wallace is a visual artist based in Acadiana. Her current artistic focus includes: portraits and abstraction of emotion and people. From a young age, art was nurtured and encouraged. After receiving her Bachelors in Art Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, she taught in public and private schools as an art educator for 7.5 years. In 2019, she heard God say it was time to deep dive into the artist world. This is when Tiawn Art Studio was born. Through Tiawn Art Studio, Trinity provides multiple ways to connect her art with the community. Since then Trinity has engaged in mural contests, commissioned pieces for peoples homes and private lessons from her studio. Throughout her life God has been an intrical part of every risk, every comfort, and every opportunity. As an adult learning more about who God is and forming more than just a religion to life but a relationship with him, gave her art abilities a new level. “Entering the Artist realm full force has its ups and downs. I know I will learn my way around along the way. Walking in this confidence and faith is empowering and odd but I am loving every moment of it. Welcome to the beginning of my artist journey.”
Who makes up your art circle?
My art circle is made up of my family. My daughter inspires me so much when it come to my abstract work. My husband is a huge motivator and encourager as well. God is in my art circle. I am often driven to paint/draw what I experience in dreams and what I envision from reading scripture and music. In my art circle are also a group of wonderful art educators. Being able to talk about our own art and teaching art opens the doors for lots of creative exploration. My artist students are a super important part of my art circle too, they teach me how to have a different perspective on the same content.
How do you expand your art circle?
I expand my art circle by teaching private lessons and offering paint parties. It’s so much fun to encourage other people’s creativity. I also use social media to connect with contemporary artists local and afar. With each person I connect with my art circle expands. Their impact on me allows me to stretch in ideas and inspiration, while my impact on them creates a new conversation about art. Taking ordinary exchanges to extraordinary experiences.
What value do you see in having a creative community?
Having a creative community is important. Without the arts the world would be missing a huge part. We need people who draw to start the process of constructing buildings, vehicles, machinery and even clothes we all wear. We need creative people to write interesting books, scripts, contracts, menus, promotions etc…Dance is literally one of the first things infants learn to do. It’s innate. Dance can be worship, a story, history. Every art form has the chance to impact and change hearts. Every art form has the opportunity to capture its audience and take them somewhere new. Every art form has value. ART is important. Art has changed the world time and time again, from archeological discovery of cave drawings to technological advances in prosthetics. Art tells the story of where we’ve been and allows us to exist in our future. As an artist it’s and honor to impact the world around me. As an art teacher it’s refreshing to know I can pass the gift on to the next generation of artists and creators. Art and creativity is a light in this world. There’s not one person who can hide from it’s shine.
How does your artistic approach contribute to your community?
My artistic approach happens with the community in mind. My intention is to have my artworks in places where the people can truly be encourage and inspired. From choosing colors to selecting organic shapes I try to envision how my audience may internalize my art. Overcoming the world and it’s adversity is often a premise of my creations. I consider the fact that each of us walks through something, and on the other side of that struggle is faith, peace, fulfillment, confidence, and love.