Mary Ann Trzyna, Artist

Pastel painting

Quiet and Mists 22in x 34in
Merit Award winner
From Earth at Tall Grass Arts


I create landscape and still life paintings in soft pastel and oils. I prefer to work from life so I often paint landscapes "en pein air". When that's not practical I work from photos and sketches I've done on site. My still life work is always from items set up in my studio.

I am a "realist" painter inspired by the sights and objects in the world around me but at some point in every successful work I start to look much less at the original source and much more at the painting. Ultimately my work is about the visual play of color and form on the finished canvas.

Current and Upcoming Shows

New Exploration and Old Traditions
Vogt Visual Art Center, Tinley Park
Group show August 5 - August 30, 2016

Park Forest Arts Fair
September 17 and 18, 10am to 5pm each day