TRISH Gunning needlepoint design
My career destiny was clear
from the pleasure and fulfillment I derived from taking my first needlepoint
stitches as a young child. Coming
from many generations of creative family members, I had an innate love for the
arts and handcrafts, and through my mother's loving influence began designing
and stitching my own needlepoint canvases during elementary school.
As a teenager I started doing
custom painting and stitching for others, while experiencing my first "real
job" – working at Nantucket West – a needlepoint store - (of course!)
I remained at Nantucket while
attending high school and the University of California at Irvine , where in my
sophomore year, I met and married Mr. Very
Right. At this time I began
designing a line of hand-painted canvases, painting every canvas everafter.
(Talk about quality control!)
husband Brooke, sons Halden & Everett and I adore life in the lovely rolling
foothills of the Smokies in east Tennessee.
We love being outdoors and are inspired by nature and the seasonal
cycles. We cherish times spent with
our family, friends, and church.
magical and peaceful happens when one is able to bring pleasure to others
through the gifts and talents endowed them by their creator.
I am grateful for the opportunity to share that joy with you!