Tanya Trinkaus Glass
As a prolific painter and collage artist, Tanya Trinkaus Glass has made a career of creating art - some traditional, some impressionist and often abstract. She has collectors nationwide since she has exhibited her work in many venues.
Through the years, Ms. Glass has painted and photographed nature – flowers, woods, beaches, marshes, and other aspects of her environment – always trying to capture the feelings of peace, harmony, rhythm, and often excitement, which she absorbs from the experience. She has realized her goal of incorporating the color, texture, joy and sense of balance of nature with her life’s experiences and tendencies in order to communicate this sense of harmony. She has used many media, including oil and pastel (primarily on location), watercolor, collage, acrylic and mixed media, each used to best portray her intention. Experimentation has always been a large part of Ms. Glass’ modus operandi.
Over the years Glass has felt the influence of the texture and bright colors of VanGogh’s oils, the textures and simplicity of Jasper Johns’ art, the bold textural abstract collages of Robert Rauchenberg, the abstraction and structure of Richard Diebenkorn’s works, and the layering and varying textures which Odilion Redon used in his pastels. These artists, as well as other contemporary artists, have inspired Glass to search, to experiment, and to find the medium or technique which best enables her to express her inner self through her art.
Glass has been an artist her entire life, but most intensely in college and then again in the last several years, after several years as a practicing catalog librarian. Glass grew up in Stony Creek, Connecticut, but has lived in Rhode Island and Naples, Florida for many years, painting life around her. She has studied at the University of Wisconsin, the Maryland Institute College of Art, the University of Rhode Island, the Newport Art Museum, the Providence Art Club, Art New England, Maine Coast Art Workshops, Hudson River Valley Art Workshops, and other regional institutions. Glass’ artwork has been exhibited in galleries in New Hampshire, on Cape Cod, in Naples, Florida and around Rhode Island. Her work is in collections nationwide and has earned many awards. She enjoys artist membership in the Providence Art Club, The Naples Art Association, and the Southwest Florida Pastel Society. Formerly she was a member at the Wickford Art Association, East Greenwich Art Club and was formerly a cooperative member of the Sunapee Area Artists Association and Spring Bull Studio/Gallery in Newport.