Saturday, December 4, 2010

One of my favorite artists!

I was decorating for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving and I came across my Trisha Romance pictures John had given me along time ago. I love this artist!

Here is her biography I found on

There is an immediate feeling of contentment when you see Trisha’s work for the first time; an unexplainable peace which seems to permeate from the very soul of art. Perhaps it’s her ability to capture the simplicity of everyday life’ or the gentle nuances of newly fallen snow. It is through these works of art which leaves us spiritually restored and renewed. The world that Trisha paints is her world – her family, her home, beloved landscapes and buildings and the serenity of many paintings is true to life.

Born in 1951 and blessed at an early age with a recognizable talent and a burning desire to pursue art, Trisha knew that this may not be the “road to riches” but indeed it was the “road to happiness”. To the humble artist from a small town in Western New York this was a vital ingredient to inspiration.

Two years of tenting around Europe, visiting every national museum, and experiencing all the wonders of the art world was an education that surpassed the two year formal training received through Sheridan Art College in Oakville, Ontario. To this adventurous artist, every temporary place called “home” was not only another chapter in her well kept journal - but another sketch to be later transformed into a painting.

Upon her return from her last “home” in beloved Sweden, she met Gary Peterson, the very person who discovered not only a personal love for her work but had the vision and belief that this was something to be shared. And so, with his care and direction, Trisha’s originals were exhibited throughout many shows in Canada, each one more successful than the last.

After two years, this great teamwork became a marriage and with the birth of their first child, Nathan, all paintings seemed to take on a new commitment. A new life, as it were, for colour, light and a dimension of love. And so it was through the birth of Tanya and Whitney, and the interaction of little lives at play, that the ultimate resource of motherhood was fortified.

Trisha has been honoured by many awards throughout her career including her investment into The Order of Ontario. She has won the 1995 and 1996 Canadian Artist of the Year Awards. The popularity of Trisha’s paintings continues to grow.

Here are some of her paintings I truly love:

This is Star of Wonder. John bought this for me-it was my very first Trisha Romance picture and I will treasure it always!

This lovely picture is appropriately named "Christmas Eve". I love the colors in this picture!

"Silent Night" is the name of this painting. Can't you just imagine driving up this snow covered drive and hearing nothing but the sound of tires crunching through snow!

"All is Calm" I love the little child in this painting!

Check out Trisha's website: She has so many beautiful paintings and they are not all Winter or Holiday scenes. She is a very talented lady and I'm proud to own 2 of her creations!


  1. Those are lovely paintings, Sherri.

  2. What beautiful paintings! I love the last one the best.

  3. Beautiful paintings....all of them!


  4. She is so talented and I just love the pictures.

  5. Those paintings are absolutely amazing!

  6. I didn't know any Americans knew about Trisha Romance. Since I am from canada I have several of her prints. I once heard her speak and she has an amazing story about how she came to become a Christian. I'll tell you about it sometime.

  7. ohhhhh... one of my favorites too!

    I actually got to meet her in person. She was on a tour in Canada, and hubby and I lined up for autographs and such at a local art gallery a few years ago.

    Enjoyed the posting!

  8. Those are very beautiful. I can easily see why you like them so much.

  9. Watch out for Gary Peterson - he slipped my wife a mickey when she was in high school - woke up naked minus some heirloom jewellery...


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My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.

Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!

Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!