Monday, December 28, 2020

BRAND NEW work from TRUNKS ART! "Sounds of Silence" is the 4th composition in the NATURE SERIES!


Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - December 28, 2020 - "Sounds of Silence" (#4/12) - No, you're not looking at the back of a cereal box as you hunch over a bowl of Sugar Smacks; instead, it's a rendering of what comes to mind when I imagine the sounds of silence.  For as long as we've been on earth, human beings have always had a penchant to 'get back to nature.'  Why is that?  I think it's in our DNA to do so since we evolved right alongside babbling brooks, whispering winds, distant thunderclaps and the roar of oceans.  In a primal sense, the song of a hidden bird or the rustling of leaves on a forest floor has a way of calming us, sort of like nature's therapy.

A few years ago, I was on my bike deep in Utah's Snow Canyon State Park, near St. George, when I noticed that there was no sound at all.  Nothing.  It was so surreal that I stopped and sat down to listen to it.  Some 30 minutes later, I woke up in the middle of the red clay bike trail feeling both shocked that I fell asleep like that and ready to climb the monster hills that stood between me and my truck.  And, as I grinded up those long, steep inclines with red dust still on my arms and legs, I remember feeling a happiness in my heart, a quietness in my mind and a gratefulness for having heard the sounds of silence. 💖💖💖

Trunks Art moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho from Boise in 2020 and has made this city his home and art inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (#chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).

A Tribute to John Harris (my college roommate) from TRUNKS ART




Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - December 28, 2020 - I think we all have people in our lives who have had a long-lasting, positive impact on our lives.  Most of the time, I create artwork that serves as my way of showing gratitude and appreciation.  But sometimes, I write about it.  I invite you to read a heartfelt tribute to my college roommate and his wonderful family who I came to know almost 40 years ago!  Just go to the 'about' page on my website (www.trunksart.com) and click on "John Harris."  2nd picture: John and I on his family farm in 1982.  3rd picture: John's father, Mr. Harris; his sister, Jennifer; and John this past Christmas in North Carolina. 💖💖💖

Trunks Art moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho from Boise in 2020 and has made this city his home and art inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (#chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).

Friday, December 25, 2020

Close ups and notes from "Winds of Change." TRUNKS ART likes to share the details!







 Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - December 25, 2020 - Happy Holidays everyone!  Just some close ups and my notes from my last art piece, "Winds of Change."  A lot of planning and work goes into these and I love sharing it with you.  Thanks you for the continued interest and support throughout 2020! 💖💖💖

Trunks Art moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho from Boise in 2020 and has made this city his home and art inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).

Friday, December 11, 2020

New work from TRUNKS ART! "Winds of Change" is the third installment of the Nature Series!

Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - December 11, 2020 - "Winds of Change" (#3/12) -  For the most part, change is good, right?  If you're 'all in' and don't give up, you WILL BE successful whether you're going with the wind or against it.  For some reason, I was taught to believe that you needed to suffer and sacrifice in order to accomplish anything worthy of merit.  So, off I went to conquer the world and stake my claim by always choosing to trudge against the wind, paddle upstream and climb mountains.  Go WITH the flow?  Are you kidding me?  That route had a big arrow sign that read, "Losers: This Way!"  Time has a way of softening and opening us - even crotchety, crusty types like me.  What I feared would feel like 'quitting' if I turned my back to the wind ended up feeling more like 'acceptance' and 'surrender.'  Not only was success still possible, it was more meaningful and impactful.  So, let me get this straight; if my heart is in the right place AND I cooperate with the universe - I can offer my best contributions, make a difference and NOT be adding to the woes of the world?  I'm in.  I'm 'all in.' 💖💖💖

Trunks Art moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho from Boise in 2020 and has made this city his home and art inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).

 

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

My Holy Grail, an art autobiography from TRUNKS ART


Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - December 8, 2020 - If you've ever thought about going 'all in' with your passion or already have, then I think you'll relate to my personal journey.  I found my 'Holy Grail' and I want to share it with you.  You can access it by going to the 'about' tab on my website, www.trunksart.com. 💖💖💖

Trunks Art moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho from Boise in 2020 and has made this city his home and art inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).


Friday, December 4, 2020

TRUNKS ART notes and closeups for "Under Pressure!"





Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - December 4, 2020 - Hello friends!  Hope you're having a splendid day.  Here are a few close ups along with my art notes from my last composition, "Under Pressure!"  I love sharing a peek behind the scenes with you and appreciate your support and encouragement. 💖💖💖

Trunks Art moved to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho from Boise in 2020 and has made this city his home and art inspiration.

To see more of my work, please have a look at more posts or email me at chucktrunks@gmail.com. Or, visit my website at www.trunksart.com.  Also, you can find me on Instagram (chucktrunks) and Facebook (Chuck Trunks).