Trisha de Borchgrave was born in Paris, France in 1961 and raised in Mallorca, Spain. After completing her formal education in England, she worked for Andreas Galleries in Washington D.C., and at the textile designer, Danielle Doran, in London. In 1987 Trisha set up a business that concentrated on her love for the decorative finish, first applied to her hand-made frames and later to include hand-painted designs on the mat surrounding an existing work of art.
The intricate detail of her designs reflect her affinity for manuscript illumination, the central theme of her art history dissertation as an undergraduate at the University of Bristol, England, and a theme which was to provide a lasting influence in the numerous designs that she has painted for the last fifteen years.
In the last few years, Trisha has turned to “art without borders” using acrylic on canvas, ink on board, and more recently oil. Trisha de Borchgrave’s finished paintings have been purchased throughout the world. She has regularly exhibited for the last seven years at The Picture Frame Shop in Bethesda, Maryland, and lives in Chevy Chase, Washington D.C. with her husband and two daughters.
“Having dedicated a full fifteen years to painting intricate borders and surrounds for existing artwork, I am grateful for my life’s circumstances which have allowed me to turn to producing the artwork itself; the “middles” as my children would say. My underlying inspiration and passion for the miracle of a fruit, vegetable or flower have kept me for the moment from exploring little outside that domain. I still cannot quite believe that the complexity and variety of colour, form and taste in earth’s offerings are real and I challenge anyone to pick an apricot or almond off a tree or pull at a hidden carrot and not feel that a spiritual presence has been there first, distributing these perpetual gifts to us: health, nourishment and beauty on tap and our disposal for being a member of this planet. Mind-boggling!”
~Trisha de Borchgrave 2005