Although Trudy dabbled with painting early in the 70s, she reluctantly put down her brushes to work and raise four children, which hardly left time for artistic endeavors.
Then in 2008, after much prodding by her family, Trudy finally decided to give painting another go. This time she became passionate about it. With impromptu lessons from her neighbor, George Dimichina (an accomplished professional artist), as well as classes from Marilyn Oropeza (Garden Grove Senior Center), she quickly progressed and in three short years completed more than 50 paintings.
You can view a slide show of Trudy’s paintings on the Gallery Page of this website. Most of them are originals that Trudy painted using original photographs as reference. Some of them are copies of works of other artists that Trudy was inspired to paint.