Tuesday, January 28, 2014


This new painting titled "The Beginning" is completed in oil on 36x24 inch 12oz. cotton stretched canvas. 

Like many of my paintings, I start with an idea, feeling or drawing and it often times evolves into something else as I go.  Discoveries are made and it's not always clear from the beginning what the finished concept will look like.  Sometimes the initial drawing is only the beginning of a much bigger idea.

Sharp changes and additions are welcomed at any time if it makes a more complete expression or beautiful design.  Everything is fluid and in a state of fluctuation.  Sometimes the completed design or idea comes quickly and other times slowly.  I have been known to let a painting rest for a while until I know where I want to go with it.

This work is a very personal one for me and ties together many periods of my life, how I felt at the time and the people that were in it. I was clear about the initial feeling I wanted the painting to have but it grew in scope and scale as it evolved.

Fear can be a powerful motivator or paralyzer.  Life is full of endings and new beginnings, changes and choices that can be made.
Perception may be the key.
Artwork: ©Copyright Trey Gallaher
All Rights Reserved.

"The Beginning"
36x24 inches, oil on canvas

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


Happy New Year everybody!  Here is wishing you a bountiful, healthy and happy 2014!  May you never run into a "Zombie Geisha"!  :P  Special thanks to Elissa Fountain for the fun costumed inspiration!

Character Concept Art:  ©Copyright Trey Gallaher

"Zombie Geisha"
12x16 in.
gouache on watercolor paper