Although Trish Savides’ deep affinity for art began when she was a child, she began drawing and painting in 1995 while studying fine arts at Springfield Technical Community College in Springfield, MA. After completing the fine arts courses at STCC, she began exploring other avenues of learning while simultaneously raising a family.
In 1999, Trish’s unrelenting passion to recreate the beauty in life deepened, when she discovered the workshops of Frank Covino and his unique method. She noticed how he took more of a Classical and Academic approach to painting, and that inspired her. This Renaissance method gave her the tools needed to freeze time and recreate beautiful portraits, still life and landscapes which morphs into music for the eyes. In October 2000, Trish was chosen as one of 12 artists invited to paint in the Louvre.
In April 2006,Trish experienced another approach to portraiture from the world renowned Nashville artist, Michael Shane Neal in his weeklong workshops. She found that his approach to portraiture was painting in a Sargent like manner called “brushy realism”. She truly enjoyed taking these workshops from Shane and will continue to study his method which will only enhance her brushstrokes.
Invited to Paint in the Louvre
October 2000 story featured in Artists Magazine
Western New England College, Springfield , MA April 2003
Signature Member BRMA Artists’ Guild since 2005
Peoples Choice Award
“Secrets” BRMA Artists’ Guild
November 2009 1st Place BRMA Artists’ Guild
“Portrait of a Young Man”
Peoples Choice Award
“Ocean Commotion” BRMA Artists’ Guild
January 2010 2nd Place BRMA Artists’ Guild
“Young Woman in Black”
BRMA May 2012 Biennial Exhibit
“Young Man with a Saxophone”
December 2012 3rd Place BRMA Artists’ Guild
“New England Marsh at Low Tide”
Young Woman with a Violin was selected for in the 2013 “Best of America” National Oil and Acrylics Painters Society in Bolivar, Mo.
Daybreak at East Dock, was selected for 2014 “Best of America” National Oil and Acrylics Painters Society in Bolivar , Mo.
Young Woman with a Violin and Early Fall in New England selected for All Florida Biennial show Boca Raton Museum of Art 2014
2013 National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society “Best of America” Exhibition – Young Woman with a Violin
2013 Fall National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society – Early Fall in New England
2014 National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society “Best of America” Exhibition – Daybreak at East Dock
2015 Spring National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society International on-line Exhibition – Venetian Harbor Sunset
2015 National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society “Best of America” Exhibition – After the Rain
2016 Spring National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society International on-line Exhibition – Harbor Lights
2016 National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society “Best of America” Exhibition – Stonington Harbor, Connecticut
2016 National Oil and Acrylics Painters Society (Masters and Signature Artists Invitational) Won “Best of Show” – Twilight
2017 National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society “Best of America” Exhibition – Harbor Lights
2018 National Juried Exhibition of Traditional Oils – Oysters from the Sheppard
2018 Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional
2018 27th Annual Oil Painters of America
2019 National Oil and Acrylics Fall International
2020 National Oil and Acrylics 30th Annual Best of America
2021 National Oil and Acrylics International
2022 32nd Annual National Oil and Acrylics Best of America
2023 The Players Club, 2nd Annual Members Show
Artwork on Display and for sale at the:
Finer Line Gallery, Main Street, Mystic, Connecticut 06355