Trundle show illuminates Vashon’s nature
November 4, 2008 · 12:52 PM
Vashon artist Allison Trundle will show her recent paintings at Glendale Gallery for the month of November, with an opening reception planned for 5 to 9 p.m Friday, Nov. 7.
Her paintings are described as full of light and wonder, with a musical quality depicted on the canvas. The artist relates that the images often come from walking in the woods on Maury Island or from watching hummingbirds hover over fuchsia plants in her front yard.
After years of traveling and study, the artist said she is now immersed in domesticity with her husband Scott, her 3-year-old son Moses and baby Diana, and is continuing her artistic journey painting the many trees of this area and the birds that gather outside the family’s living room window. Gardening, keeping bees and flowers play a role in her paintings.
Commission work has led her to painting figuratively. “I put a lot of time and thought into each piece with each family in mind; painting the toys and items they love with their children, sometimes on the wings of a giant blue jay or the shell of a sea turtle. I go for the essence of the child, and then I add favorite animals, birds and trees native to the Northwest and always include symbols of health and abundance. I really enjoy the commission work; it brings me joy,” she said.