Trina originally studied Design at Ulster University, Belfast, which led to her setting up her own interior design business. Some fifteen years later, she undertook a second degree, in Fine Art, where she pursued her love for colour and expression through oil painting.
Trina was the recipient of the Dean's List Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement 2013/14 and has successfully showcased her work in collaborative projects across Ireland and the U.K.
Following her graduation in 2016, Trina received the Royal Ulster Academy Award for Outstanding Student and The John and Rachel Turner Bursary for Outstanding Student.
She was invited to exhibit at the 2016 Royal Ulster Academy annual exhibition and recently she has exhibited at the Boyle Arts Festival and the prestigious RHA in Dublin.
In 2018 she won the RUA Conor Prize for a figurative work in any media.
She has received several significant commissions including a commission for the Philosophy by Postcard celebration of the centenary of Iris Murdoch's birth.
In 2019 she had a solo show at the Irish Arts Centre in New York.