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Looking Through to Brazil

Tanya Trinkaus Glass
As a prolific painter and collage/mixed media 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. Creating mystery
in her work intrigues her through layering, removing, and more layering.
She has used many media, including oil and pastel (often en plein air), 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, even when she collaged or sewed as a child.


Texture and color has always been a main focus and interest in her work.
Glass felt the influence of the texture and bright colors of Van Gogh’s oils, the
textures and simplicity of Jasper Johns’ art, the bold textural abstract collages of
Robert Rauschenberg, 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 (R.I.), the Naples
Art Association, Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs, and the Southwest Florida Pastel
Society. Formerly she was a member at the Wickford Art Association, East Greenwich Art
Club, Newport Art Museum and was formerly a cooperative member of the Sunapee Area
Artists Association and Spring Bull Studio/Gallery in Newport.

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