Each month a local artist will be displaying their artwork in the front windows of our Putnam office. We are thrilled to showcase these artists and hope that you will stop by to see their work. If you are interested in purchasing any of the displayed artwork, please contact the artist directly.
September Artist: Trish Dehls
Education: UCONN BS Music Ed., Walden University MS Ed, Sacred Heart University 6th year
Art Education: Mystic Art Association- Painting/oils, Wesleyan Pottery- Middletown CT-clay, Guilford Handcraft Center- Metals/Jewelry- Linda Edwards, Doug Aarberg- Oils, Worcester Craft Center-Enamel/Hot Glass, Enamel Guild NorthEast, MetalWerx, Theresa Stirling- Encaustic
Freshly graduated from music school in the early 80’s, looking to establish a vocal /piano career I took a job as lead solderer for Hart Stained Glass. I learned how to work efficiently and set up a production studio. While discovering that I didn’t love production work, I did fall in love with glass and metal. I have been learning from these materials in a wide variety of processes and techniques ever since. I create both decorative objects and contemporary art pieces. Wall art includes encaustic, oil and watercolors. Enameling and metal work requires patience, precision, and surrender on the part of the artist. Both glass and metal are, by nature, at times malleable and at times unyielding. The artist must continually recognize that the creation of a successful piece acknowledges and works with this dichotomy. Currently I create in my home studio in Woodstock CT and my shared Enamel studio “Fire and Light” in Worcester MA.
instagram@trishdehls and dehlstrish