Meet Trish Reinhart, author of the book Creative Tangle: Creating Your Own Patterns for Zen-Inspired Art. Trish is a mixed-media artist with a side interest in all things Zentangle®. After obtaining her degree in commercial art from Saint Francis University in Indiana, she needed to supplement freelance projects with a “real” job, which proved to be a really unfulfilling experience. Two decades later, she is returning to her first love: art.
Your name: Trish Reinhart
Where you live: Marietta, Ga
Website/blog: Currently working on future website/blog: Reinstonz
What kind of art are you known for? Mixed Media with watercolor, pen and ink
What is on your workspace right now? Art print for product line with Café Press: Sample sketch and color test strip
What’s your current favorite, can’t-live-without-it tool, supply, material, or junkyard find? Tombow markers. Once I discovered they could be used like watercolors, it changed my life!
What is your least favorite technique that you still use anyway? My trace and transfer technique for applying an image to the final substrate.
What’s the best book you’ve read lately? The Art of Whimsical Lettering by Joanne Sharpe
If you could surround yourself with only one color, what would it be? Blue-from cobalt to navy, it’s the main color of my kitchen and my favorite color to wear.
What’s your favorite place in all the world? It’s a tie between Savannah, Ga, and Seaside, Fl. Both are charming and magical!
What one thing do you want to do that you haven’t done yet? Pottery
What is your guilty pleasure? Chocolate, caramel and nuts are my evil trinity!
If you could have one superpower, what would it be? The ability to transport myself instantly anywhere…. What a time saver!
With whom would you love to spend one day making art? Wyanne Thompson – I’ve seen all her Youtube videos and I think she’s amazing!
What was your first job? Art department manager for a paint company
What’s your best piece of advice for artists? Be diligent in submitting work for publication. It will seem like the planets have to align and the timing has to be perfect for your big break, but it will be worth the wait!