Abstract & Contemporary Art
Trio Carmel is one of the few exclusively abstract and contemporary art galleries in Carmel. We focus on a small group of talented artists that bring refreshing diversity to our gallery. Drop by and enjoy a little local wine while viewing the work currently on display.
The first thing you notice when entering Trio Carmel is the vibrant and richly contemporary atmosphere that’s generated by the fabulous work of the artists we exhibit. Our goal is not only to bring deserved recognition to the talents of our artists but to expose the incredible personalities that are at the root of the work.
One consistent theme each of our artists share is that they have a deeper meaning in their lives through art, following their intuition rather than a beaten path. The passion they exude in and for their work is both infectious and inspiring. We consider ourselves blessed to have such incredible individuals in our lives and honored to showcase their work.
Patricia Qualls grew up on a modest farm in the Tennessee Valley, eventually finding her way to Carmel Valley where she now resides. Patricia has an executive MBA from Pepperdine University and a PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies. Having discovered her artistic passion, Patricia is now a highly recognized expressionist artist, working full time in her art studio in Carmel Valley.
Mark Cullen plays with depth, scale, and perspective so that we are never certain about the plane of the subject. His interest lies in the simplicity of form and line rather than the detail, but always giving the sense of place or object. These tactile images merge with the foreground breaking the consistency of the horizontals leaving the viewer with uneasy but simple and familiar images.
A burning need for inner-inspired creativity and self-fulfillment led Carol Ann from a successful corporate career in the bourgeoning technology industry to her present nationally-recognized position as an innovative and colorful abstract artist.
Carol Ann paints from her life experience: Family, travel, organic inspiration and the human experience are found in her work. And her audiences find themselves in her work.
Martino Hoss has been a full-time, professional fine artist for nearly 23 years. Over this period, he has earned a widespread reputation for his landscapes of the West. His vast portfolio reflects a variety of mediums including: pastels on copper, serigraphs, block prints, paintings, monotypes, etchings, pen & ink drawings, mobiles and murals. Bold color and texture capture the artist’s deep passion and express Hoss’s sensual reactions to nature in a way that resonates with his viewers.
At Trio Carmel, we have chosen to feature a select group of artists that speak to us personally at multiple levels. A consistent theme each of our artists share is that they have clearly found a deeper meaning in their lives through art, following their intuition rather than a beaten path. The passion they exude in and for their work is both infectious and inspiring. We consider ourselves blessed to have such incredible individuals in our lives and honored to showcase their work at Trio Carmel.