About Ann Trusty

 Photograph of Ann Trusty painting in Rocky Mountain National Park  Ann Trusty studied fine art at Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts; the Kansas City Art Institute and 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.

She has exhibited her work in one and two-person exhibitions at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Fine Art, St. Joseph, Missouri; the Louise Jones Brown Gallery at Duke University; the Westchester Gallery at the State University of New York, White Plains; the Hemisphere Club, Rockefeller Center, New York; and the Alice and Hamilton Fish Library Gallery, Garrison, New York.

In addition, her work has been included in juried and group exhibitions at the Museum of San Diego History; the Islamic Arts Museum, Istanbul, Turkey; the Turkish American Society, Ankara, Turkey; the Union des Maisons des Metiers d'Art Francais, Paris, France; the Musee de l'Impression sur Etoffes, Mulhouse, France; the Musee-Chateau d'Annecy, Annecy, France; the Musee des Beaux Arts, Angers, France; the Galerie des Tanneurs, Tours, France; and the Gayle Willson Gallery, Southampton, New York.

Ms. Trusty's work has received the Merit Award from the American Craft Awards, New York, New York and has been featured in Decorative Design (Gakken Art Books, Tokyo, Japan). Her work was reviewed by the New York Times (Patricia Malarcher, Sunday, June 14th, 1992) , "The distinctive character of Ms. Trusty's work lies in her fresh, energetic compositions . . . she creates abstract color fields enlivened by scraps of cloth that dance, fly and dynamically explode across the surfaces."

International Artist Magazine

Oil Painting Demonstration by Ann Trusty

   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".

     magazine page of Ann Trusty painting peonies at her easel  Photo of Ann Trusty painting for International Artist Magazine, July 2015  photo of peony painting by Ann Trusty. ©A. Trusty
                                               Sample Pages from the Article, "Directly from Life".

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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