I have been a longtime fan (serious #artcrushxo) of The Old Post Road on Instagram. The whimsical and fun paintings are always a treat in my feed. A great part of social media is that I could reach out to Trish and find out that our lives have paralleled in many ways over the years. How fun is that! Read more about seasons for everything, gifts from God and how it feels to have an empty nest…
My name is Trish Jones and I grew up in the South (NC, TN, and GA) and have lived in Madison, Georgia for the past 17 years. I have a civil engineering degree from Georgia Tech (Go Jackets!!). I met my husband, Rob, in college and we have been married for almost 25 years. We have three grown kids (Wow, that is hard to say! We just dropped off our baby for his first year of college last week.). We have been empty-nesters for one entire week. We also have two labradors.
I began painting about ten years ago, when the economy slowed down and my “real” job temporarily went away. I love creating things and have always been artistic. My kids were all at home then, so I painted when I could. I firmly believe that raising (or rearing) kids is the most important job in the world, so I tried not to let my passion interfere with the parenting I knew that I was supposed to be doing. There is a season for everything, that is for sure. I remember when my kids were young and I couldn’t even walk into a pharmacy for one small item without carrying a car seat and holding a toddler’s hand. It seems that I blinked and now I do everything alone, again! It is hard to work and parent, however, I will never look back and regret the time I dedicated to my children. If anything, I will wish that I had given them more of my time.
Creating art is a fun passion for me. I enjoy using that side of my brain and cannot keep up with the time when I paint. Time flies while I am painting and before I realize it, it is time for dinner and almost dark out. I have been amazed at how well-received my art is. It is so satisfying to have someone purchase a piece. I know that my ability to paint is a gift from God. For that reason, I feel that I should share my creations with others.
We recently moved to a new home and as I mentioned earlier, we are recent empty-nesters. I have to get my new routine figured out with so many life changes. I am hoping to figure out a way to accomplish more each day!
“Beginning with a primary focus on scripture art, Trish’s painting style has retained a folk art vibe. Trish is keenly aware that God provides her with an artistic gift to share with others, while also providing unlimited inspiration through the beauty of the world He created.”