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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.