Since George Inness is my very favorite painter, I thought why not and copy one of his paintings? Maybe I could be in his shoes for a moment. Come to think of it, in all the years I've been painting I've never copied another's work except for Inness. Back in the day when I was still watercoloring and learning about various artists I remember being struck by an Inness landscape in an art magazine. I tried to copy it in watercolors without much success. Now that I have years of research about past great artists I firmly believe Inness was a true master. To him there was no separation between life, nature, art, and the spiritual. The spiritual element is what sets him apart from most artists. It certainly shows in his work! Thank you, George.
“I live, breathe, and sleep art. Creating art is a way of life for me.”
Awards received in National Juried Competitions include "Best of Show", "Best Use of Color", 1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place awards, and several "Awards of Merit". These awards were juried by renowned artists and art professors including Gregory Kondos, David Hollowell, Patrick Dullanty, and Gil Dellinger
I have over 20 years experience in fine art study, painting, and teaching.
In order to convey my vision accurately I employ the use of lost and found edges, knowledge of color temperature, a variety of brush strokes, design of space, and contrasting values.
Silvia Trujillo is an artist and art instructor in Northern California and Oregon. Her work has been shown in The Crocker Art Museum, CA. State Capitol/ Office of the Governor, and The Haggin Art Museum. Her paintings have appeared in a variety of regional newspapers and magazines and her art is published for the commercial market in the form of prints and cards by Art Connex Publishing. Her work is part of corporate and private collections throughout North America, South America, and Europe