Meet the artists
Artist Tricia Jacobs in her home studio
Tricia Jacobs is the owner and chief artist at Greenbelly Studios. She began Greenbelly Studios in 2008 out of the desire to create Christian animation for children. Tricia is a author, artist, and musician. She works in a variety of mediums in her home studio including; digital media, fiber arts, puppetry, and painting. Tricia does long-distance missionary work to Ukraine and is an advocate for the orphans living there. Currently, she holds a graduate certificate in Music and Worship from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary and a BS in Digital Media & Animation from the State University of New York. Tricia and her husband Ron have independently published eighteen children's books through Greenbelly Studios since late 2016. Tricia's portfolio can be viewed online at: www.TriciaJacobs.com
Deona Jacobs was born in eastern Ukraine. In 2016 an American family adopted her and she moved to the U.S. Deona’s mother, Artist Tricia Jacobs, taught her how to create artwork in the computer. Deona started drawing sketches on scrap pieces of paper while in Sunday school at church. Her mother collected the scraps of paper and encouraged Deona to put the artwork into her computer. Deona is an artist and budding musician. Deona is fluent in the Ukrainian, Russian, and English languages. She has translated three children’s books from English into the Russian language since 2016. Take a Little Break is Deona’s first coloring book. Independently published by Greenbelly Studios in 2017. Deona plans to publish a Russian children's story in 2018.
Treyvon Jacobs is a gifted artist. He assists with rearranging the studio and has wonderful, creative, bursts of energy. He loves drawing, writing, singing, acting, and especially dancing. Treyvon sold his first pencil drawing at the fundraiser 6x6x2016 for the Rochester Contemporary Art Center in 2017. He dances in a ballet troupe with Family Life Network and has performed in many local theater productions such as; The Little Mermaid Jr., The Lion King Jr., Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, and It's a Wonderful Life. He is writing his first children's fiction story about time travel and plans to publish it in 2018.
What's in a Name?
The name “Greenbelly” came from a line of dog jackets we had originally designed and began sewing around 2006 out of recycled clothing. That was the catalyst which inspired us to make all kinds of fiber art and creations from recyled, repurposed, and reused materials including; garden sculptures, hand puppets, quilts, costumes, and 6”x6” wall art. Currently, we have been publishing books, journals, and videos about journaling and repurposing old books.