For as long as she can remember, Trilby has had
a fascination with faces. When she was a little
girl, her favorite pastime was drawing pictures of
the celebrity faces that she found in magazines.
Recognition for her artwork came early, when in grade school
she won an award in a nationally-sponsored art contest. As she
demonstrated an unusual talent for drawing at an
early age, Trilby commenced the formal study of art
when she was 11, traveling from Larchmont, New York,
into New York City to attend Life Drawing classes at Traphagen School of Art. In high school
she was Art Editor of her school newspaper. Trilby
continued her art training throughout high school,
studying oil and charcoal portraiture locally. She
went on to study commercial and fine art at Boston
University and the University of Texas. She also
studied for a summer at Parsons School of Design in
New York City.
After college, Trilby left art to work in the
business world for almost 20 years. In 1979 she
began the study of Pastel Portraiture in Houston,
Texas, with well known artists Fran May and then,
Mary Price. She furthered her studies with
internationally recognized artists Daniel Greene and
Lajos Markos. In 1985, Trilby
commenced her career as a full-time portrait artist.
Because Houston's economy was in a severe recession
in the late 1980's, Trilby relocated to Atlanta,
Georgia, in 1988.
She quickly established herself in Atlanta and, since
arriving, has painted hundreds of portraits in the Atlanta
area. Many of these portraits have been done as a result of
referrals from previous clients. Her portraits are also in
collections nationwide. She is an award-winning artist. In
2004 and 2006 she had portraits published in "The Pastel
Journal" magazine as one of the 100 Best Pastels of the
previous year. North Light Books,
publisher of instructional books for artists, published an
article on her work in their monthly magazine. Winter
Edition 2003. In 2009 Kennedy Publishing has published her
work in the book, "Best of America Pastel Artists,
Volume II." One of her portraits is also on the
cover of the book. Trilby has attained the status of "Member of
Excellence" in the Southeastern Pastel Society and "Member
of Merit" in the Atlanta Portrait Society. She has won
numerous awards in both organizations.
Trilby is particularly well known for her children's
portraits. Her work is valued for its beauty, sensitivity
and for her unusual ability to capture likeness. She strives
to create a compelling portrait and an exquisite work of art
that her clients will cherish forever.
For pricing or commission information, please contact:
TRILBY T. WOOD
3772 Oxford Way E.
Marietta, GA 30062
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