About Trisha Putkowski
As a multidisciplinary artist versed in a variety of media, Trisha Putkowski employs an eclectic sensibility when creating her artwork. Putkowski’s first foray into the art world as a child was through graphite portraits, which lead to an ever -expanding interest in other artmaking methods and materials such as watercolors, oil paint and pen and ink. However, though her love of traditional media has always remained constant, Putowski also developed a penchant for the technologic: as an adolescent she began to pursue more computer-based subjects such as digital photography, graphic design and advertising. Now she has broadened her range of experience even more by using her talents as a design intern for Alfa Art Gallery.
Seton Hall University Graphic Design and Advertising Art 2010-2014, August 2018-present
Art Institute of New England Digital Photography Certification Program, Summer 2008
“Double Think” juried student group art show, Walsh Gallery 2013
Alfa Art Gallery, New Brunswick NJ September 2018-present
Freelance Graphic Design, August 2018-present
Jane Kim “Swing State” Pop Up Art Gallery, New York NY 2013
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, XD, Lightroom, Watercolor and Gouache, Oil Paint, Acrylic Paint, Pen & Ink
Making art has been a passionate hobby of mine throughout my entire life, for as long as I can remember. As a creatively gifted child, I started off drawing portraits in graphite. Once my talent was exercised, I started exploring other mediums. As a teen, I took a summer course at the Art Institute of New England and earned a Digital Photography Certification. After high school, I attended Seton Hall University, majoring in Graphic Design and Advertising Art. I took a lot of design and fine arts classes there that provided me incredible inspiration, including my watercolor elective. I am currently attending Seton Hall again, and hope to graduate this December 2018, and work creatively in advertising. In my spare time, I still work with watercolors, pen & ink, and oils quite frequently, and am looking forward to making my passionate hobby more professional and lucrative now and in the near future.
For my watercolors, I am mostly inspired by everyday life, beautiful films, museum trips, and plays on words when creating a piece. I tend to use ink linework, contrasted with vibrant colors to make an eye-popping effect. I take my self-taught tricks and my college trained techniques and apply them to each piece I create. I believe my eclectic background gives my work a unique edge.