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Artist Trisha Witty


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Trisha Witty is an artist from the Great Lakes, growing up on the shores of Lake Michigan.  The small and quaint village of Harbor Springs, nestled on Little Traverse Bay,  is where she has grown and developed her self-taught talent for over twenty years. Witty began her career at a young age, selling her first oil at age fifteen, and opening her own exclusive gallery at age nineteen, in 1992.  Trisha balanced painting, running a business and attending the University of Michigan until graduating with three liberal arts degrees in 1995.  After college, Trisha began travelling extensively abroad, and spent three years in Miami Beach, working out of her SoBe studio in the winter, while running another gallery in Naples, Florida.  The majority of Witty's work concentrated on her travels to the Caribbean and Southern Florida landscapes.  After her years spent in Florida, Witty decided to move on to capturing and challenging herself to new landscapes, which led her to the California coastline for painting during the winters.  Trisha has painted the mountains, vineyards, deserts, and beaches, which has made California such a desirable place for a growing artist.  Through her travels and experiences, Witty has not only been absorbing the beauty and color of her subject matter, but the culture, arts, and essence of each community she resides in and travels to.   In 2008, Trisha had the opportunity to go to the Middle East, and paint in Dubai, Jordan, and Damascus, Syria. She found most of her inspiration to be from the old historic areas of Mt. Nebo at the Dead Sea and in the Old City of Damascus. The series of 14 paintings were very different from her traditional landscapes.  Three of the paintings now hang in a beautiful Jordanian home in Amman.  Sadly, many of the subjects she painted in [...]

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