Silvia Trujillo is an artist and art instructor in Northern California and Oregon. Her work has been shown in The Crocker Art Museum, California State Capitol/ Office of the Governor, and The Haggin Art Museum. Her paintings have appeared in a variety of regional newspapers and magazines and her art is published for the commercial market in the form of prints and cards by Art Connex Publishing. Her work is part of corporate and private collections throughout North America, South America, and Europe.
With a history in fashion design, Silvia Trujillo has over 20 years experience in fine art study, painting, and teaching. She is a master colorist, emphasizing color relationships and works in both impressionistic and realistic styles. Being influenced by such post-impressionists and modernist landscape painters as Tom Thomson and Wayne Theibaud, her work is bold, lively and visually stimulating. Silvia’s love of the natural world takes her into the realms of landscape, portraiture, animals and botanicals, expressing the sacred connection in all of life.
My goal is to consistently produce paintings that are original and express my love of nature. I’m experimental—you will find different surfaces, approaches and subjects in my work. I love color and varied value patterns. Landscape painting is a natural extension of this love and attracts me to the dramatic light that occurs during a storm or at dawn and dusk.
In order to convey my vision accurately I employ the use of lost and found edges, knowledge of color temperature, a variety of brush strokes, design of space and contrasting values.
I feel deeply the effects of the vanishing natural environment, and it is my hope to pass on a respectful, caring, and thoughtful approach to preserving this area’s beauty by honoring the landscape in my paintings.