In the Audubon Tradition Exhibition
About Ann Trusty
Ann Trusty is a third-generation artist whose work embodies the natural world. Her current compositions in oil are explorations of nature through paintings inspired from her gardens. The garden, for her, is a metaphor for the larger natural world, where universal themes can be explored through observation and expression in painting. Her work has received multiple awards and has been exhibited throughout the United States, France and Turkey in both museum and gallery exhibitions, including the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Fine Art, the Louise Jones Brown Gallery of Duke University, the Westchester Gallery at the State University of New York, the Hemisphere Club at Rockefeller Center, the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club at the Salmagundi Club and the Alice and Hamilton Fish Library Gallery. It has received favorable review by the New York Times. Her work has been featured in International Artist magazine, Artists Magazine and American Art Review Magazine. With John Hulsey, she publishes the educational website, The Artist’s Road.
“I celebrate the mysteries of Nature in my art – the fleeting light on the landscape, the unimaginable diversity, the beauty of each leaf and flower.”
Wren, Peony, Peony, Wren
Oil on Linen Canvas
12 x 36 x 1″
The chirping of wrens and sweet fragrance of peonies in spring reawakens winter-dulled senses! I have combined two of my favorite spring arrivals in this painting, “Wren, Peony, Peony, Wren” The single peonies open wide and seem to be welcoming the little wrens. The wrens weigh only as much as two quarters, but can be quite fierce. Their sparkling song is a delight to the ears.
Oil on Linen Canvas
36 x 12″
The Day the Bluebird Came
Oil on Linen Panel
9 x 12″
On our wooded land, we are lucky to have a bountiful and diverse bird population. One of my favorites is the Eastern Bluebird, a shy, bright flash of color. We have watched them pick out their nesting spots, raise their young, fend off black snakes and drink from our lily pond in winter. In my imaginings I brought this fluffy male into a floral still life.