A THOUGHT FROM THE ARTIST:
In painting what captures
my emotions, I remind myself of some of the greatest memories
of my life, and hearken to some forgotten feelings present someplace
in my Spirit that are greater than any that I can remember.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Trent Gudmundsen is described
as "a young artist who has the mature brushstroke of someone
who's been painting for 50 years or more". With a love of
both impressionism and detail, Gudmundsen approaches his paintings
with a "less is more" attitude, but delights in adding
just the right amount of detail where necessary.
Having gained national
recognition with his distinct interpretations of restaurant interiors,
Trent is now re-visiting favorite subjects and ideas, with the
intent of focusing more on the individuals instead of just the
ambiance of the group settings.
A main focus of Trent's
right now is to portray the female figure as the focal point
in a variety of contemplative situations, including within the
Gudmundsen's work is
represented by galleries in Arizona, California, Colorado, Montana,
and Utah. Trent and his wife, Lorajean, and their three children
currently live in Logan, Utah. Trent enjoys practicing traditional
homesteading skills, and he and Lorajean are currently in the
final stages of restoring their 100-year-old house. (Trent also
recently built a chicken coop, and filled it with 8 hens...they
now get more eggs than they could possibly eat)..