Welcome to my Art blog.
I Art for fun, relaxation, living and learning.
I teach painting, printing and collage workshops, all around Europe, and get inspired in so many ways.
I hope to inspire you on your own art journey-
Please enjoy, and create!
You will also find me on fb - Mixed media paintings.

Trine Pettigrew

søndag den 18. maj 2014

Planning and training for the Coast to Coast in July

This might not be art...well, it is the art of walking! Seriously training for the Coast to Coast, Perth to Fort William in Scotland this July.


113 miles or 182 kilometres. Looks like a walk in the park on a map. Or 4 maps as it turns out!

My daily walk is a circuit of 7 km. And I am still doing it in 80 minutes....Not bad after a week of Pasta and Vine!

onsdag den 14. maj 2014

The last night in Italy

Ending the week with an exhibition, was a nice way to say goodbye to Gagliano and the class.

mandag den 12. maj 2014

Thank you to a lovely group of talented woman. Gagliano, Italy May 2014

What a pleasure and privilege to teach, when the "students" are so talented, fun and lovely.

Painting holiday Italy

A wonderful week of teaching a group of funny, talented and eager to learn more, woman, have now come to an end. I really enjoyed the challenge. The lovely surroundings, restored houses, the freshly cooked Italian meals and lots of wine.....made this trip perfect.
Every morning, for two hours, the group sat through different lessons, before they went off to work on their own paintings.   

A whole day in the town of Sulmona, and the marked, was as every other morning, started off by drawing in our journals.

Sulmona, Abruzzo, Italy

So many views to choose from, back in Gagliano Aterno.

Perspective, colours, view finding......

Lots of beautiful arches.

What better object than an orange, to learn from, when it comes to shape, colour and shading?

Work in progress.





You never run out of motives...



On the last night, a proper exhibition. Local visitors and local red wine. A perfect ending to a brilliant week.



The students showing of their work.



                                                              Ciao Sotto Ill Castello.

tirsdag den 18. marts 2014


Thank you FIAT! I love this car. It was perfect for my first solo mountain driving, from Rome to Gagliano Aterno, IN THE DARK! Hens the tired eyes! Now I just await the month of May, and cant wait to welcome all my students, to join me for a weeks painting and relaxing, in the sun! Ciao!

mandag den 17. marts 2014

Time to move!

Its been a long time coming! Yes, I am moving my container and all of my belongings into his little gem of a traditional Danish thatched house.
I want to take this opportunity, to thank all my family, friends and their friends....for letting me live out my dream for the last 2 and a bit years!
Thank you for letting me into your homes, getting to be a part of so many amazing families, all over the world.
It has been an amazing journey. So many memories of laughter, good food, art and nature.
Thank you to all my old and new friends, who made it possible for me to come and teach art. I would love to come back, as I met so many wonderful woman, learning and teaching, exchanging cultures.
Its time for me to get my suitcase unpacked, set up my workspace and sleep in my own bed!!
My door will always be open, I owe you all BIG TIME!
Thank you, and may 2014 be THE year for all of us!

torsdag den 6. marts 2014

Galleri Smag & Kunst. My joint exhibition - Denmark March 2014

All the paintings are now up, and looking good in this beautiful Art Gallery in the town of Ebeltoft, Denmark. Waiting for the guests to arrive......

 My fellow artist friend Lis Juul and I are sharing the space, and here Lis's Italian paintings are shown, looking great.

                                                        Lis Juul and her amazing flowers.

                                                 Nice to see so many faces, old friends and new ones.