FEBRUARY 23, 2023
A Presentation by Instructor Thomas Trausch
Free Presentation, Visitors Welcome
"Having been a career artist for the last 40 years has given me the opportunity to paint (en plein air), travel and visit great museums in the United States and in several European countries. My work is driven by the use of both light and color ... driving forces that add energy to the work. I believe that this light can impart a spiritual quality that resonates with the viewer. The design, shapes and the underlying abstract quality behind the painting are of great interest to me. These elements are what ultimately determine if the painting will succeed”. ~ Thomas Trausch
Thomas has over 1400 original paintings in private, corporate and public collections including the Parker Pen Co., The Elmhurst, IL. Fine Arts Museum, Smith-Barney, Morgan Stanley, Burlington Northern R. R., Ms. Oprah Winfrey, and The Northern Trust Bank. He has exhibited with The Oil Painters of America, is a Master Signature Member of the Transparent Watercolor Society of America and has exhibited nationally for the past three decades.
As a national and regional award winner, Thomas illustrated and co-authored "The Opera House Sketch Book" and has been published in the Artists Magazine, "Splash 3" by Northlight Books, "The Best of Watercolor" vol 1 and vol 2 by Rockport Publishers, "Portrait Inspirations", and most recently "The Complete Guide to Creative Painting".