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Trish Loader Visual Artist

Little pieces of art for you to treasure - DesignedbyTrisha

Marilyn Orange and Pink

This is my latest Marilyn Monroe water colour painting. Showing Marilyn wrapped with a hot pink and orange scarf.

Water colour paints on Waterford water colour paper with gel pen highlights.

Part of my exhibition Essence of Marilyn.

Marilyn in orange and pink by Trish Loader

Soul for sale - Marilyn Monroe

This grafitti style image has been digitally enhanced from my original water colour portrait of Marilyn Monroe. I used several techniques and painterly effects in Corel Painter and Photoshop to obtain this stark image. Representing selling of her soul to Hollywood.

Inspired by a quote from My Story, Marilyn Monroe.

Soul for Sale - Marilyn by Trish Loader

Forever Marilyn

This is my latest Marilyn Monroe painting. Painted with water colour paints on heavy weight textured paper.

Reference photo by Bert Stern 1962 black and white image.

Forever Marilyn by Trish Loader
This is the original painting on the easel in the second image I have darkened the portrait with photoshop.

I still might consider darkening the original work.

Forever Marilyn by Trish Loader
This is part of an exhibition I am having in August 2017 as part of the SALA festival.

Butterfly Memorial Frames - SANDS South Australia

Last night I completed a tutorial art and craft class for SANDS South Australia. This is my second art and craft session with SANDS.

Sands South Australia offers support to all bereaved parents and relatives who have suffered the death of a baby anytime from conception through to 28 days after birth - this includes, miscarriage, newborn death, stillbirth, ectopic pregnancy and genetic/medically advised termination.
Sands South Australia is a state-wide, self help voluntary organisation run by and for bereaved parents. We receive no government funding and rely heavily on fund-raising efforts and donations. Sands also exist in other States. There is a National Sands body (Sands Australia) to which States belong.

Sands South Australia bring bereaved parents together in a number of ways, through a Newsletter, Support meetings, and over the telephone. Parents who are 'down the track' in their grief, and who have done some training, support those who are just starting to grieve.
Sands South Australia aims to assist parents in their grief and to help them understand the emotions that they are experiencing are normal.
Sands South Australia are able to offer assistance and guidance with regards to burial traces. Some parents, unable to find a gravesite, may be able to locate a record of their baby's stillbirth/death through the Births, Deaths and Marriages registrar.
Sands South Australia volunteers are available to speak to health professionals, welfare workers and other interested members of the community about the needs of bereaved parents.

Sands South Australia is a self-help group consisting solely of bereaved parents. 

To find out more check out their website  or contact them on telephone 0417 681 642 (administration) or email
Here are the beautiful butterfly memorial frames that we made last night.

Butterfly memorial frames - Trish Loader with SANDS SA

Thank you to all the lovely parents who attended this craft evening.

Butterfly Art - Memorial Frame

Butterflies are deep and powerful representations of life. Many cultures associate the butterfly with our souls. Around the world, people view the butterfly as representing endurance, change, hope, and life.
This week I will be running an art and craft class for SANDS South Australia.
We will be making these adorable frames.
Pink Butterfly Art by Trish Loader

Purple Butterfly art by Trish Loader

One butterfly will be plain in pink, blue, lilac, or green to personalise with your little one’s name and birth date.

This is the poem at the bottom of the heart print.
A butterfly flutters by
And for a brief moment
We are enchanted by its beauty
How we wished it could have stayed
But...........the memory of having seen it
Remains forever in our hearts

(inspired by a poem by an unknown author rewritten by Trish)

I think these frames would also be perfect for a new born baby with a different poem.

Newsprint Watercolor Portrait Marilyn Monroe

This is my latest Marilyn Monroe portrait.

I made a digital collage of extracts from newspaper articles about Marilyn using Corel Painter and Photoshop. I then printed the newsprint background on arches waercolor paper.

I then painted Marilyn using watercolor paints in a minimlist style.  I love the effect.

Newsprint Marilyn by Trish Loader

Reference Photo: Stern

Marilyn Monroe - digital painting

One more in my Marilyn Monroe Essence of Marilyn Series. This one is a digital portrait. Soft effects using Corel Painter brushes and soft focus. Slightly abstract in style.

Marilyn Soft Sensual by Trish Loader

'Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.'- Marilyn Monroe

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