October Third Thursday Local Artist Feature: Trisha Otis

October Third Thursday Local Artist Feature: Trisha Otis

Meet Trisha Otis

Trisha is an artist who specializes in watercolor, book rebinding, and embroidery. She lives locally with her husband and son, and enjoys reading, crafting, and coffee.

You can find more of Trisha's work here. She is currently accepting commissions, and you can also find some of her books, journals, and embroidered pendants on sale at Pulp Fiction! 


How did you get into art?

I was a new mom and wanted something that was just for me so I began painting. And then last year I wanted to figure out how to make my own watercolor sketchbooks that were pretty so I learned bookbinding.

Who are your inspirations?

There aren’t many famous bookbinders but I found inspiration and teachings from DAS Bookbinding on Youtube.

What would you call your art style?

Oh, just experimental bookbinding.

What medium do you prefer?

I primarily do rebinds of worn and used books, but I also am a watercolor artist who focuses on semi-realism botanicals.




 What your favorite piece of art you've done?

Probably my Neon Gods book.

Do you have a place that inspires you?

The Kansas City Public Library. And also George Owens Nature Park.

Do you have a favorite art museum?

The Smithsonian Art Museum.

Anything else you would like to add?

I am happy to teach anyone who is interested in learning bookbinding! It’s a hard skill to learn but it’s super fun.



 And of course, what is your favorite color?

Earthy green.

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