Patti Trimble

  • Woman in Forest 2020 oil on linen 38x39"
  • Woman in Sea 2022 oil on linen 14x16"
  • People in a Field 38x48" oil on linen 2022
  • Man in Briars 2 oil on linen 37x47" 2021
  • Forest Walk oil on linen 39x42" 2020
  • Man Diving Into Field 38x50 2021 oil on linen
  • Man in Briars oil on linen 38x48 2021
  • Sheltered Place oil on linen 36x50"
  • Woman Crawling Under Chrysanthemum 2021
  • Man Crouching Under Flowers 47x37 2021 oil on linen
  • Endangered Cushenbury Buckwheat, oil on linen, 38x38"

Patti Trimble’s lifelong study of nature and the poetic image was honed in the 70s as a Park Service Naturalist, in the 80s as a painter and assistant to painters James Brooks, Charlotte Park, Hedda Sterne, and Richard Pousette-Dart; and in the 90s and 00s as a freelance science writer and performance poet: with a focus on humanity’s engagement with landscapes of natural, humanmade as well as borderline, liminal worlds. She paints in Northern California and Sicily. She is also writing a book on her work with abstract-expressionists, in relation to the anthropocence, and —less frequently now—performs lyric poetry with music in the U.S. and Europe. Her essays and poems are widely published with awards from Adirondack Review, Atlanta International Poetry Contest, Djerassi Residency, Poets&Writers, Lannan Foundation, and a Pushcart nomination. There are things to see and listen to on <a href=””></a>


The story of our identity as a species is critical to what comes next on the planet. In my concern for Earth, I’m interested in how the relationship humans have with wild nature differs from the stories we tell ourselves. What are we doing here on Earth? How do we actually experience life with its interdependences and how does this affect our decisions? What is our relationship to technologies? Visual artists are contributing strong poetic images to the current climate/anthropocene conversation, and my practice is to find the seed of an image/thought I am not able to express in words; to follow intuition towards images absurd and metaphorical, thinking about our bond with living and non-living entities; our love for the natural world; so many unspoken, nonverbal interactions; how Earth moves into and through us.

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    • Petaluma, CA
      US - Pacific
    • 707 360-8189

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