Today we’d like to introduce you to Trisha Suting.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I am from India and was very fortunate to grow up living in different parts of the world. For many years, I actually had dreams of pursuing a career in medicine – I loved watching animated films and taking art classes but I only ever saw it as a hobby. However, during my high school years, I became increasingly stressed due to the workload and began to draw more and more as a means to escape. I started keeping a sketchbook and spent hours on the internet learning as much as I could about digital artwork, eventually buying a tablet and teaching myself Photoshop.
The many artists I followed online were either in art school or were working in the animation industry and I became entranced with the idea of having such a career. In my senior year of high school, I knew that I had to pursue my true passion and am very fortunate to have parents who supported my new dream. I enrolled at the Savannah College of Art & Design as an Animation major and after graduation, I moved to Los Angeles to begin my career!
Please tell us about your art.
Over the years, I have drawn everything from food illustrations to comics to portraits. I primarily work digitally and occasionally work in ink or gouache. I love experimenting and it is because of this exploration I’ve found that I get the most happiness from creating stories and designing environments. I love exploring light and color and how they interact to evoke a mood or feeling. The world is not perfect but I get inspired by the ever-present beauty that exists, even in small moments like falling asleep in the sun or enjoying a good cup of coffee. I feel if I can capture even a fraction of those feelings and build upon them with my imagination then I can find satisfaction in the work I create.
Ultimately, when I share my artwork, I hope that my viewer finds some joy and contentment. And I hope I can inspire them, even if it’s in a small way, so that they can go forward to influence the world with their own creativity.
As an artist, how do you define success and what quality or characteristic do you feel is essential to success as an artist?
Success is defined differently by everybody but I find that the most successful artists are the ones who have a clear voice and who are authentic in the art that they create. They are confident in themselves whilst still willing to help and embolden their fellow artists. These are the people who have the ability to make a positive impact and change in our communities, as success is also achieved through sharing knowledge and being inclusive.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
You can find my work on Instagram: @trishasuting and trishasuting.com
- Website: trishasuting.com
- Email: email@example.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/trishasuting/