Portrait; Visual Arts: Crafts, Mixed Media, Murals, Painting, Performers and Writers, Portrait, Textiles, Works on paper
I am a wearer of many hats: an independent early American historian, self-taught artist, freelance writer, blogger, author, biographer, designer, small budget business owner, and serial entrepreneur. But I am simply a creative individual, trying my best to live the creative life.
I am the Founder of Trehan’s Treasures Studio (www.trehanstreasures.com) where I create and through which I share my art and writings. Samples of my works can be seen on my Pinterest boards (trehanstreasures) with over 3,200 followers. My books are available through Amazon.com, IU Press, and in bookstores everywhere. My articles related to art, history, small business, self-publishing, writing, home decor, and crafting can be found on various print and online magazines including American History magazine, Journal of the American Revolution, American Farmhouse Style magazine, PieceWork magazine, The Old Schoolhouse magazine, Illinois Heritage magazine, Hoosier Heritage magazine, Red Rock magazine, MollyGreen.com, and more.
I have become a nationally recognized speaker from being featured on numerous podcasts and shows including NPR PBS WFYI Channel Indianapolis, Axelbank History Today Podcast, History Ago Go Podcast, Thought Row Podcast, The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society Book Club, and Greg Garrison Radio Show – WIBC Radio Indianapolis. I have also presented lectures on early American history as a featured speaker at various groups and organizations in the USA. My art has been published internationally and my handmade journals are owned by collectors around the globe.
When I am not writing, painting, or designing, I am also the co-Founder of Dream Works Furnishings, a home décor manufacturing company specializing in rustic and bohemian themed home decor products, based out of a joint USA and India venture.
I am currently open to commissions for art and writing projects. Please contact me to discuss your options. Thank you!