The whole Tripp Family turned out to be artists and writers.
No one in the house knows what a real job looks like!
After a childhood making art and a brief stint at the Rhode Island School of Design, Ben worked as an experiential designer for over twenty years, creating theme parks, resorts, museums, and attractions worldwide. He is the author of the adult novels Rise Again, Rise Again: Below Zero, and Fifth Room of the Heart. The Accidental Highwayman is his young adult novel. Ben had the good fortune to spend a few months in Prague recently while his wife, the television writer and Oscar™ winning producer Corinne Marinnan, was working on Crossing Lines, and he took some well-deserved time off to design a restaurant interior and create all of the wall art, which can be seen here.
The middle child, designer for theater, and new president of Pawprints, Inc.
Trained as a set and costume designer for theater, Loren has restored old houses, raised money for charity, taught creative writing and served as a Trustee of the Idyllwild Arts Foundation for twenty five years. Loren is re-starting Pawprints Greeting Cards, Inc, after a fifteen year hiatus, and appreciates your support!
Also known as Captain Grandma, Marcy was President and Art Director of Pawprints for over 20 years, taking the company from a little local business to a national competitor in the industry. Marcy was the first to sell greeting cards to Walden Books, and created Sparhawk Books, the publishing company. Marcy can be found painting landscapes and giant fruit when she isn't traveling with her excellent husband, Ted. Marcy's work may be found at marcytrippgrahampainter.com