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About Ann Trusty
"I celebrate the mysteries of Nature in my art - the fleeting light on the landscape, the unimaginable diversity of creatures, the beauty of each leaf and flower."
Ann Trusty is a third-generation artist whose work embodies the natural world and is created through direct observation and translation of her subjects into her paintings. She has found inspiration in the dancing light across the water of the Hudson River, as well as the big sky and waving tall grasses of the open plains of the Midwest. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States, France and Turkey in both museum and gallery exhibitions, and has been reviewed favorably by the New York Times. With John Hulsey, she publishes the educational website, The Artist's Road.
She 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.
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."
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.