With a fundamental love of art and the arts in a larger sense, classes provided a grounding for working in her chosen medium. Her hand often feels empty without a brush in it. Her life and her love of the world come through in her work as she creates an experience on canvas. An experience she hopes others can enter. Her subjects are often the power, excitement, and the regenerative and ever-changing quality of the natural world. Work is both conceptual and drawn from direct experience. She begins with Why, In service to what? And finds the answer as she paints.
Kate Trygstad finds oil painting a wonderful medium for expression. Its physicality allows her to tap into emotion, memory and embedded knowledge. Kate experiences the energy of the world, feeling it flow through her and back to the people and projects around her, whether her projects are her paintings or her executive coaching or enjoyment of her grandchildren.