About Ann Trusty
Ann Trusty studied fine art at Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts; the Kansas City Art Institute; & the University of Kansas. In 1980 she moved to Garrison, New York and a studio in the former train station overlooking the Hudson River where she continued to develop and show her work for ten years.
International Artist Magazine honored Ann recently with an impressive 10 page article titled, Directly from Life, in the August/September 2015 issue. Ann takes us through her oil painting process in a step-by-step demonstration of her still life painting of the ephemeral Coral Charm peonies. "The editor asked me if I could create a demonstration of my oil painting techniques for the magazine, and I immediately thought of painting the gorgeous Coral Charm peonies. Their temporary urgency reminds me to be present in the moment as they are. Their blooming time can be so short; it is like painting a sunrise followed by a sunset. I loved the risk and challenge of the situation and the staff at the magazine were terrific to work with".
Her current compositions in oil and watercolor are explorations of Nature through paintings of her gardens, designed specifically as subjects for her art. These paintings are not only emblematic of her consummate skill as a painter, but also as an artist who deeply understands the connection between ourselves and the natural world. The garden, for her, is a metaphor for the larger natural world, where universal themes can be explored through observation and expression in painting. To see more of her fine art, visit: Hulsey Trusty Studios website.
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