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.
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 landscape.
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)..