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Trish Loader Visual Artist

Little pieces of art for you to treasure - DesignedbyTrisha

White Dress - Marilyn

A simple black and white drawing of Marilyn Monroe in that famous white dress.
Drawn using a Wacom tablet and Corel Painter 12 digital painting program.

Soft simple and elegant.

White Dress Marilyn by Trish Loader

SALA Exhibition GU Filmhouse Glenelg

As you know the SALA festival program has been released today. I am fortunate to be showcasing my Essence of Marilyn Monroe art portraits with another four artists.

This is my information flyer for the event.

The other artists exhibiting at the same venue are:
Pinnacle by David Hayden (sculpture)

David Hayden
I create Mini Sculpture works using made and found objects and small figurines to delight the viewer 'expect the unexpected'.

Lost by Jade Harland
Jade Harland
A series of small scale painting based on stills from a selection of cult classic films, and the lost art of video rental.

Uluru from above (painting) Sue Norman

Sue Norman
Mandalas and More
From sand mandalas on the beach to colourful, expressive designs on canvas. A heart journey into art through the ancient language of Mandalas and More.

The tunnel by Karen Puttock (mixed media)

Karen Puttock
Meaning (in Latin) a mixture or blending, a thorough mixing together. My art covers many mediums and substrates all coming together for the desired result.

Birds Nest Jewelry Rose Gold

I have just taken some of my popular birds nest inspired jewelry down to the gift shop at Pepper Street Gallery, Magill for sale.

These are a new knitted technique that I have done instead of the normal winding wire birds nests I have made previously.

I love the rose gold colour with the fresh water pearls.

Birds nest necklace rose gold stainless steel by Trish Loader
Birds nest brooch copper wire fresh water pearls by Trish Loader

If you like these new style knitted nests I can make them to order for you just email me at

Thanks for your interest in my art.

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

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.

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