Trudy’s love of art developed while studying at high school and teachers’ college. She was born in England but has spent most of her life living in a variety of areas throughout Queensland. During this period, she took the opportunity to attend as many workshops as possible. These included programs organized by the Flying Art School and the University of Southern Queensland’s McGregor Summer School.
Trudy has painted in oils, pastels and acrylics but her passion at present is experimenting with watercolour. She loves the fact the watercolour paint appears to have a mind of its own which the artist can utilize to enhance the creativity of the work. She is inspired by Australian watercolour artists such as Greg Allen, Joseph Zbukvic and David Taylor. She is fascinated by the way these artists use the white of the paper to capture light.
n 2017 Trudy was selected as a finalist in the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards and the Redcliffe Art Society’s Exhibition of Excellence. She was also selected to have a solo exhibition in the foyer of the Redcliffe Art Gallery.
2018 Finalist in the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards
2018 Finalist in the Stanthorpe Art Festival
2018 Finalist in the Redcliffe Art Society Exhibition of Excellence.
2018 Selected for group art exhibition at the Millmerran Art Gallery
2018 Invited to exhibit in the Toowoomba Grammar School Art Show
2017 Finalist in the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards
2017 Finalist in the Redcliffe Art Society’s Exhibition of Excellence.
2017 Selected to have a solo exhibition in the foyer of the Redcliffe Art Gallery.
2017 Invited to exhibit in the Toowoomba Grammar School Art Show
2016 Finalist in the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards
2016 Finalist in the Stanthorpe Art Festival.
2016 First prize for mixed media in the Redcliffe Art Society’s Exhibition of Excellence.
A regular exhibitor in the Dayboro Art Gallery and had solo exhibitions in the Art Haus Gallery Maleny in 2017 and 2016.