After graduating from the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill, Trip Park first worked as an Art Director with ad agencies in
Chicago and New York, where he is originally from. Commissioning some of his favorite
illustrators for work with his agencies inspired Trip to explore his own creative
side. He began his artistic journey as
an illustrator, working on a number of children's
books and developing characters for animated features and commercials. Over the years as his skills increased and
his voice as an artist became more defined, he took the leap into fine art.
The acrylic paintings Park creates reflect his many inspirations,
often featuring contemporary, brightly colored, paint-splattered landscapes and
animals that manage to tread a line between true-to-life and whimsical. “I think the point with every painting is to
find the inherent drama in each thing I paint and then bring that out in an
impactful way.” Today you can find Trip
in his North Carolina studio creating large mixed media works or visiting
Kiawah Island searching for his next inspiration.