This month one of the Treeline Sky Galleries is showing 2D work reproduced from real life paintings by Trill Zapatero.
Trill describes her paintings as travel collages or maps of journeys. Having spent part of her life in Asia, captivated by its richness and diversity, her work resonates with exuberant colours and the mix of reality, myth, fantasy and dream one finds in much of this part of the world. She says what she is looking for is some place to get to that is behind the surface, beyond the material nature of the painting and collage.
Her work is informed in part by the landscape, the flora and fauna of the places she has visited, in part by the 'happening' of the painting where images and ideas form of their own accord, and in part by inspirational material from other sources. Her works in this exhibition are all related to trees.
Trees are a universal symbol of growth and as such inform the organic nature of the process of my painting
You can see more of Trill's paintings on her Flickr site: