Tanya Trinkaus Glass
Always interested in many media, this artist developed into a multi/mixed-media artist. The artistic style emanates from realism but leans toward impressionism and abstraction. The energy of movement shows up in the loose drawings and spontaneous expression in all media. Experimenting very freely has led to discoveries, which enhance the work, and often lead to the creation of more complex, energetic and exciting art.
Throughout the years, this artist has painted nature – flowers, woods, beaches, marshes, palms and trees, and other aspects of the immediate environment – always trying to capture the feelings of peace, harmony, rhythm, and often excitement, which are absorbed from the experience. Creating mystery through layering, removing, and more layering is intriguing. Depending on the goal, many media are utilized, including oil and pastel (often en plein air), watercolor, acrylic, and collage. These are most often combined. Repeated experimentation has always been a large part of this artist’s modus operandi, even when creating collage or sewing as a child.
Because texture and color have always been the main focus and interest, inspiration has been drawn from Van Gogh’s oils, Jasper Johns’ art, Robert Rauschenberg’s bold textural abstract collages, Richard Diebenkorn’s abstraction and structure, Odilion Redon’s layering and varying textures he used in his pastels, and contemporary artists. Even as a child during museum visits, there was always a search for how another artist created his or her work, and that search and intrigue continue to this day. There is always a new technique, a new approach; a new question, which might inspire the creation of another artwork.
This artist’s works are in private and corporate collections nationwide.