New work continues and includes not just big skyscapes of Scotland but also the naturally formed, but augmented havens of the Hebrides and Scottish coastlines. Contrasting large skies with calmer interior waters, make for interesting studies of land and sky.

Trina Bohan

Notebooks fill up and transient seasonal colours are noted. The palette is an earth toned landscape, bur with more than a nod to cobalt blues and then..the orange. The canvases grow larger and sketch books seem to fill themselves.
Time to paint.

Apart from exhibiting in her native New Zealand and adopted Scotland, Trina has exhibited in Indonesia, Bangladesh, Papua New Guinea and USA. Her paintings can be found in collections from Australia to Zimbabwe.

In Jakarta, Indonesia, Trina exhibited with Group Sembelan (Group of Nine) a group of foremost women artists known for their political comment. In both Indonesia and Bangladesh (SHAKO) she exhibited in Women against Violence exhibitions and has spoken out against violence against women in many countries.

Trina is the illustrator of two children’s story books, Balinese Children’s Favorite Stories and A Club of Small Men also set in Bali.

In Bangladesh she started to pursue an interest for portraiture and figurative work – she captured the street life of Dhaka. “The bustle of daily commerce of people making a living inspired me to paint the street flower sellers, weavers, musicians and bird sellers”
Her paintings became the subject of her Dhaka exhibition and the subsequent book “Street traders of Bangladesh”. Her 2007 Port Moresby exhibition “Meri na Man” focussed on the roles on women, men and children in the town’s markets.

Now in Edinburgh she facilitates a figurative drawing group at the Scottish Arts Club in Rutland Square.


Photography - Mark Jackson www.mkjphotography.co.uk
Photography - Jim Macintosh www.jimmymack.co.uk