About Trent Paul Firmin
Gold Coast born n’ bred emerging artist, Trent Paul Firmin – TPF’s work reflects his passion for the Gold Coast, colour and design and a keen eye for detail in almost all aspects of his multi-disciplinary work.
TPF is fascinated with movement, line, colour, fabric, landscapes, contemporary, abstract, the unique and unusual, also Japan, his second home.
A passionate art collector – First Nations, contemporary, graffiti art, sculptures, and ceramics from many Australian and overseas artists. TPF is a member of NAVA and a HOTA Ambassador for Gold Coast Home of the Arts and speaks a little Japanese too.
2023 SWELL ARTWORK – Reminisce Surfers Sixty-One
Honouring Betty Quelhurst, Surfers Paradise iMotivated by the social interactions on our Surfers Paradise beaches in the 50’s and 60’s. Trent Paul Firmin’s sculpture ‘Reminisce Surfers Sixty-One’ is an ode to the beach culture of the Gold Coast. Inspired by the ‘Windbreaks, Surfers 61’ painting by Betty Quelhurst, Firmin references the leisurely scene of finding protection and privacy on the beach, a step back in time, the bright coloured panels reflecting surf club flags and culture of mid-century Surfers.