Trenna began her journey into art in high school and college in the Pacific Northwest. She continually won awards for her involvement in the arts, which often led to painting giant murals and backdrops for the school plays. She won awards for the Art and Music programs throughout her studies. Early in her career she studied with famed Navajo Shaman and artist David “Chetlehe” Paladin in Prescott Arizona. His artistic techniques and spiritual teaching still touch her and influence her work today.
Her philosophical nature and motherhood sparked a need to write and for several years Trenna painted with words and developed a series of self-responsibility adventure stories for children. Her return to her studies at the UCLA Design School in Californiabrought back to life the roots and the longing to return to her art. It seemed to be very natural to apply architectural insights to creating a series of tropical fantasy island huts and a series of greeting cards for Island Heritage in Honolulu. Her work was soon appearing in Aloha Airlines, Artists of Hawaii, and hanging in the Collectors Galleries on Maui and Kauai. The Palms Hotel and Casino, commissioned Trenna to produce southwestern pastels for their hotel in Las Vegas. Her work hangs numerous resorts around the world including Sandals Resort on Negril Beach in Jamaica. The City of Golden Colorado, through it’s GURA project chose Trenna to create a banner for the Darling Neighborhood Community Garden, it hangs at the Natural Grocers in Golden Colorado.
As the “Painter of Journeys” Trenna specializes in private commissions for clients who wish to bring their travels to life in paintings that will then hang in their homes and evoke the memories of those cherished journeys.
Trenna currently divides her time between Kauai and Boulder. She finds the islands a constant source of inspiration with “Passion for Paradise”. In Colorado, “Romancing the Rockies is rich with history and scenic beauty.
She shows at galleries throughout Kauai and you may find her out in nature painting Plein Air.
If there is a particular reaction to traveling to exotic places, it must be the traveler’s desire to bring it home. And share it. A love for diverse cultures, philosophies and wildlife was the genesis of Trenna Daniell’s first foray into art. From her trips to some of the most exotic places of the world, she as brought a little of those exotic places and creatures back with her. Whether it be capturing the tropics in Hawaii or the South Seas or heartfelt renderings of the endangered species she encountered on Safari in Africa.She is a featured artist in the “Best of Wildlife” edition from North Light Books.