Second Story Gallery at Camas Library presents Rebecca Trimble

May 22, 2012

by Barb Baldus, Second Story Gallery volunteer

An Italian Hillside by Rebecca Trimble (contributed picture)

An artist who has decorated downtown Camas with her murals will be hanging smaller works at Second Story Gallery in the month of June.

Rebecca Trimble, a 17-year Camas resident, will unveil her framed landscapes at a reception Friday, June 1, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the gallery upstairs in the Camas Public Library.

“Rebecca’s Collection,” the name of her June exhibit, will expand beyond her folk art style. Rebecca says she stepped down from her ladder and mural painting when she had her fourth child and got instantly hooked on smaller versions of her landscapes in airy oils and acrylics.

Rebecca has published two how-to books and is bringing out a third this summer, filled with inspiration for folk art painting projects.  She decorates furniture and small objects as well as canvases.  Her murals grace the walls of Panache and Accentuate, along Fourth Avenue in Camas.

Rebecca’s art has appeared in painting magazines and she has demonstrated it at workshops across the United States and Canada. She plans to begin offering classes at her home studio and maintains a professional web site where she offers patterns, tips and techniques.

The collection Rebecca will show at Second Story Gallery, ranging from tiny rural churches to grand views of Italy, will be on display through June 29. The gallery is open during regular library hours, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday.  It’s located at 625 NE Fourth Ave. in Camas.