Tuesday, November 30, 2021

TRUNKS ART'S "Taker Easy" close-ups and the original sketch to share with you!







Raleigh, North Carolina - November 30, 2021 - Just like the stuffed turkeys you gorged on this past Thanksgiving, so much goes into my art compositions.  Here are some close ups and the original sketch from "Taker Easy," the last art piece from my recently completed Nature Series.  Note how I deviate like crazy from "the plan!" 💖💖💖

Trunks Art moved to Raleigh, North Carolina from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho in 2021 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).


Sunday, November 21, 2021

It's a wrap! TRUNKS ART completes the NATURE SERIES with "Taker Easy!"


Raleigh, North Carolina - November 21, 2021 - "Taker Easy" (#12/12) - I live in the same society as you, see many of the same things as you and become disheartened like you when witnessing the same events that widen the divides in this country.  With this last art piece completed, my year-long Nature Series project comes to an end.  All twelve compositions remind me that nature is truly the ultimate reset button that invigorates my body, fills my heart and quiets my mind.  I invite you to sit a while with me because I need your help in finding the right combination to unlock hope and happiness in a world that suddenly feels like a Rubik's Cube. 💖💖💖

Trunks Art moved to Raleigh, North Carolina from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho in 2021 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).


Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Closeups and original art sketch of "Rain, Rain Go Away" from TRUNKS ART!







Raleigh, North Carolina - November 3, 2021 - Hope you're having a good week so far.  I thought I'd share some closeups and the original sketch for "Rain, Rain Go Away!"  Only one more art composition left to do to complete my yearlong Nature Series project. 💖💖💖

Trunks Art moved to Raleigh, NC from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho in 2021 and has made this city his home and writing 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).

Thursday, October 21, 2021

TRUNKS ART's art bio, "My Holy Grail" is more of a tribute to others...deservedly so!






Raleigh, North Carolina - October 21, 2021 - Whether you have a talent in art, writing, music, poetry or film, I think most would agree that it's a gift as well as the cross that you bear.  Nobody is asking you to do these things.  Nobody is waiting to see what you'll do next.  Nobody remembers what you did last.  And the internet's promise to expose you to the world ended up with your soul's work being buried amongst the 350 million DAILY uploads on Facebook and 100 million DAILY uploads on Instagram.  Yet, you STILL do it!  Crazy!  When I wrote, "My Holy Grail" in December of 2020, it started out as a self-congratulatory testimony but ended up becoming a more honest picture rife with thank-yous to others.  

I hope you'll take the time to read it.  I would love to hear your thoughts!  The story can be accessed from the 'about' page on my website, www.trunksart.com. 💖💖💖

Trunks Art moved to Raleigh, NC from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho in 2021 and has made this city his home and writing 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).

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

TRUNKS ART just loves this new piece! It's called "Rain Rain Go Away" Number 11 (of 12) in my Nature Series!

 

Raleigh, North Carolina - October 20, 2021 - "Rain Rain Go Away" (#11/12) - Aren't the little birdies and sunflowers cute?  Believe it or not, this allegorical rendering is about ATTITUDE.  The sky above the rain clouds represents what we intrinsically know - that it's peaceful and sunny up there; and that it's good to be alive.  The rain and stormy weather are what life brings us more often than not while the space under the umbrellas can be a world of beauty IF we have the right mindset and attitude. 💖

Trunks Art moved to Raleigh, North Carolina from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho in 2021 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, October 12, 2021

A new story from TRUNKS ART about discovering creative brilliance where you'd least expect it! Story of Gratitude #7...











Raleigh, North Carolina - October 12, 2021 - STORIES OF GRATITUDE (#7): People still read, right?  I spent a month writing this 15-page short story to make sure it's entertaining, interesting, and thought provoking.  This is a TRUE STORY about Keith Jordan who, in 2017, not only reminded me, literally and figuratively, not to judge a book by its cover, he showed me that creative brilliance can shockingly spring up from where you'd least expect it.  Ironically, he did this while I was creating the artwork for his ACTUAL book cover!

I hope you'll take the time to read it.  I would love to hear your thoughts!  The story can be accessed from the 'about' page on my website, www.trunksart.com. 💖💖💖

Trunks Art moved to Raleigh, NC from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho in 2021 and has made this city his home and writing 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).

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Some details and closeups of TRUNKS ART's "Bye Bye Summer."







Raleigh, North Carolina - October 6, 2021 - Hi art lovers.  I'm just sharing some of the closeups and early sketches for my latest composition, "Bye Bye Summer."  Only two more art pieces needed to complete my Nature Series. 💖💖💖

Trunks Art moved to Raleigh, North Carolina from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho in 2021 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).

Monday, September 27, 2021

TRUNKS ART says, "Bye Bye Summer!" It's the latest addition to my Nature Art Series.

 

Raleigh, North Carolina - September 27, 2021 - "Bye Bye Summer" (#10/12) - I do this every year.  It's actually quite embarrassing.  I'll make a big show of how I'm not ready for summer to ride off into the sunset yet all I did was complain about it from the get go.  If it wasn't about the incessant inferno of heat and humidity, it was about the tourists clogging the highways and descending on beach towns like hungry locusts.  Don't let this idyllic, make-you-throw-up-in-your-mouth art rendering fool you.  I'm not the guy on the surfboard - especially since a friend pointed out that he looks like the late, great Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots.  If you look real closely, you'll see me in the lower left corner. 💖💖💖

Trunks Art moved to Raleigh, North Carolina from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho in 2021 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).

Thursday, September 9, 2021

"A Need For Speed" is the latest in the Nature Series by TRUNKS ART!


Raleigh, North Carolina - September 9, 2021 - "A Need For Speed" (#9/12) - Every now and then, an art piece of mine screams for a musical score and John Mayer's "Wild Blue" IS that song; because it too is happy, candy-like yet the message is dark, even devastating in the undertones.  Buried amongst intoxicating guitar riffs that lull you into believing flowers can sing are the lines, "Riding in the wilderness, living off the loneliness."  I get that and maybe you do too.  So where is my bike speeding to?  Or, away from?  Where are WE going?  All I know is that I really want to get there so I can stop, rest, breathe and put away this incessant need for speed. 💖💖💖

Trunks Art moved to Raleigh, North Carolina from Coeur d'Alene, Idaho in 2021 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).

Thursday, April 8, 2021

"Beneath Us" is the latest from TRUNKS ART! Number 8 in the Nature Series!


Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - April 8, 2021 - "Beneath Us" (#8/12) - We live within the confines of the space-time continuum which means that we sometimes have great times in great spaces - at the same time.  For me, an instance like that came when I stuck my head in the warm Caribbean waters off the coast of Curacao and saw an underworld of sea life that I will never forget.  Bad times and lousy spaces are bound to happen from time to time but I try to remember that they don't last forever and that gratitude and positivity are always within arm's reach💖💖💖

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, April 6, 2021

A story about getting the perfect chance to pay it forward by TRUNKS ART!

 







Coeur d'Alene, Idaho - April 6, 2021 - STORIES OF GRATITUDE (#6): Good Morning!  This is a story about Leah who not only gave me the perfect opportunity to 'pay it forward' - she taught me that true humility is without a trace of defensiveness, accusation or excuses.  I truly hope you'll take a moment to read this relatable tribute.  The story can be accessed from the 'about' page 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).