Trey McCarley (b. 1988) graduated from University of Arkansas with a degree in Landscape Architecture where his creativity and visual discernment was exercised on a larger scale. Afterwards, he spent three years studying full time under the American Impressionist Robert Moore. McCarley's style of painting is vibrant and bold yet renders the sense of place and holds intimacy of the soul. His work can be found in galleries from Jackson, Wyoming, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and Arkansas, his home state. Trey's plein air painting and ability to capture a universal appreciation for nature has afforded him the luxury to paint on many locations across our great nation, Europe, Alaska, and Puerto Rico.
What is the difference between a painting and "fine art"? A painting is like a book cover. It is just a picture until you are given the chance to see what's behind it. A stroke of color is just a mark until the painter is able to project his emotion through the brush. After three months in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, plein air painting on the 800 year old cobblestone streets, and figure drawing from life, the short film PERICULUM was created to show the artist's mind behind his new body of impressionistic city-scapes and figurative work. In this unique piece, an emotionally vulnerable and educated approach has been utilized to invite the viewer to the true spirit of fine art.