10031 Monroe Dr #202 Dallas, TX 75229


H Carl Trimble III, was born and, for the most part, raised in Tyler, Texas. Married for over 40 years, he has two grown daughters and a son who is a former U.S. Army combat medic. Two precious little girls call him Papaw.

Carl is a graduate of Tyler High School, Tyler Jr. College, and the University of Texas at Tyler where he received the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1987. He holds a Master of Fine Arts from The University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. In addition, he lacks only a few hours having a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a U.S. Navy veteran and has been active in his church and community wherever he has lived.

Carl Trimble

Carl Trimble

 In Austin , Texas he was President of his Lion's Club and on the Citizen's Advisory Committee for Girlstown, U.S.A., as well as having been a deacon for his church.  Additionally, he and his wife, along with their two daughters, served as a foster family for Christian Services of the Southwest in Tyler. Most recently, he has served as President of the Denton Lions Club in Denton, Texas .

His work as a glass artist began as a self-taught enthusiast in 1967. Since then, he has accumulated more than 40 years of experience as a stained glass artist; opening his studio on a full time basis in 1977. His commitment and dedication to his art are demonstrated by his return to school in 1982 with the intent of earning his Master of Fine Arts degree.  That goal was accomplished in 1991.

While maintaining his professional glass studio and carrying a full time academic load at The University of Texas at Tyler, Carl still found time to become a student mentor and guest lecturer for the art department of the Tyler Public School System. His lectureship and mentoring work lead to several students winning scholarships in the High School Student Art competition sponsored then, by the Texas Fine Arts Association and now, by the Texas Visual Arts Association.

Carl Trimble

 Professional service has included the Board of Directors of the Texas Fine Arts Association and the Texas Visual Arts Association. He has served two separate terms as president of the Dallas Society of Glass Artists and was the primary organizer of the Texas Glass Artists Association. He currently serves on the Historical Resources Committee of the Dallas chapter of the American Institute of Architects and is a member of the National Association of Church Design/Builders.

Carl Trimble


An active exhibition and competition schedule for both his sculpture and art glass media work has consistently garnered top awards in both categories. The awards provide an external validation for the quality of his work. They are a quantifiable measure of an otherwise subjective value assessment and provide, for purchasers of his work, an objective measure of quality and value.


Carl Trimble ~ artist

With an impressive list of architectural art glass commissions to his credit, Carl's work is found across the United States. Residential, commercial, and religious commissions showcase his extraordinary ability to create beautiful glass art with craftsmanship rarely seen these days.

A diversity of interests and artistic creativity allow Carl to understand and create his art for a wide range of tastes. He is an avid reader with interests that range from philosophy and theology, science fiction and archaeology, history and hot rods, quantum mechanics and astronomy, organic gardening and home repair, to the Sunday comics and an occasional National Enquirer while waiting in the grocery check-out line.

 Carl is available for commissions in sculpture and architectural art glass through his studio for individual clients or through architectural, interior design and building professionals.  All inquiries are welcome.