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Inspiration and Connection




Visual Sanctuary

As an artist, I choose to create images that bring me back to that place of inner quiet evoked by memories, emotions, or a sense of place, creating a visual sanctuary from all that weighs on the spirit. At the same time I get to enjoy the lovely tactile experience of working with pastels that offer so many luscious colors to create luminous, atmospheric paintings.

painting of purple flowers

The wonderful thing about art is the ability to capture a moment in time, including the sensory, kinetic energy of the artist, which can be brought to life again by the viewer, each connection to the piece being as different as the individual who sees it.

Hopefully something in my work will resonate for you as well.

Gill Truslow

 YouTube video of the artist in her studio.

About the Artist


Gill Truslow Portrait

Gill Truslow received her Masters in Art Education from the UMass - Amherst, and taught art in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire for 34 years. She has studied with master pastelists Robert Carsten, Susan Ogilvie, Bob Rohm, Aline Ordman, Paul Murray and Kim Lordier. Professional affiliations include the Pastel Societies of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Connecticut and the Monadnock Area Artists Association, for which she served as president for 3 years. Gill works in her studio located in Keene, NH, and has exhibited and won awards in national juried shows throughout the Northeast. Her work can be found in numerous private collections, as well as at her studio.

Exhibits & News

Exhibits / News


Current and Future Events:

  1. Pastel Painters of Maine 15th International Juried Exhibition "Pastels Only" May 17-June 14, 2014, Saco Museum, Saco, Maine. Closing Reception June14th from 5-7 p.m.
  2. 9th Members' Exhibition, Pastel Society of NH, April 25-May 31 2014, Millbrook Gallery and Sculpture Garden, Concord, NH. Opening Reception April 27th, 2-4 p.m.

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Noteworthy Past Exhibits:

  • Stonewall Farm Juried Show & Art Auction, Keene, NH - 2009, 2011, Signature Artist in 2012
  • It's Pastel, Pastel Society of NH's National Juried Show, Portsmouth, NH - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • AVA Gallery 17th Annual Juried Show, Lebanon, NH - 2010
  • Renaissance in Pastel, Connecticut Pastel Society's National Juried Show, Waterbury, CT - 2010
  • MoCo Masters Invitational Show, Keene, NH - 2010
  • Land, Light, Water & Air Juried Show, Bryan Memorial Gallery, Jeffersonville, VT - 2011
  • 61st Exhibition of Contemporary Realism, Academic Artists Association's Juried Show, Springfield, MA - 2011
  • 7th Annual Northeast National Juried Pastel Exhibition, Old Forge, NY 2011
  • Illuminating Landscapes, Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, Keene State College - 2012
  • Berkshire Juried Arts Festival, Great Barrington, MA - 2012
  • Seasons Art Exhibition at Light, Space and Time Online Gallery, January 2014, winner of 3 awards



Emerging Images - The Magic of Color and Form



I remember how scary it was as a child to make that first mark on a piece of paper, hoping that I could draw something well. I saw that same fear in many of my students, but was rewarded by the delight on their faces when they learned how to make a shape take form on a 2-dimensional surface. I face that same challenge with excitement every time I enter my studio. Experimenting with color, line, shape and texture to make something emerge from the surface is magical.

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Awards and Distinctions



  • 2008 Terry Ludwig Award - NH Pastel Society New England Juried Show - "Perennial Beauty"
  • 2009 Third Place - Stonewall Farm Juried Show and Auction - "Molly's Pond"
  • 2010 Honorable Mention - Monadnock Area Artists Association Regional Juried Show - "Can I Play"
  • 2010 Richeson/UArt Award - NH Pastel Society National Juried Show - "Sunbather"
  • 2011 Port Award - NH Pastel Society National Juried Show - "Discovery"
  • 2012 Special Recognition Award - All Women Art Exhibition - "Open Field"
  • 2013 One of top ten award winners - Seasons Art Exhibition - "Beneath the Surface" - also chosen as one of the top five in the Painting category
  • 2013 Special Merit Award - Seasons Art Exhibition - "Painter's Cove II"

Comments From Clients



"Food for the Soul"', shown at Keene State's Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery, is lovely - one of my favorites there. The  figures are full of life, which is what I look for in any painting." - Louise Rath



"Your pastel is hanging over our bed in the house at the cape. The colors and the beauty of the flowers create a peaceful welcome each time we enter the room. We love it! Thank you for sharing your talent and the work you created with us." - Nancy Hansen


"I'm looking at the painting, Discovery, hanging on my wall. It depicts the synthesis of childhood innocence and utter concentration. The sea, the sand and the breakers are perfectly rendered but the delicate child is so focused on the object of discovery that the rest of the world has fallen away - painfully poignant and heart-opening." - Cathy MacDonald

"When my wife gave me one of Gill's pastels for my birthday, I wept. I think it was both astonishing and a feeling of being graced. It wasn't just any pastel, though I might have wept over any gift of a work by Gill; it was a picture of an eastern painted turtle on a log before a backdrop of long grasses. We have a camp on a pond where I sit for hours gazing at the water using my binoculars to find the many painted turtles that can be seen basking in the sun. But Gill's pastel is startling beyond my personal turtle totemism. The glade is shadowed, but the sun angles in to bounce off the turtle's shell. The rich full-summer colors draw me in. Though the turtle is the focal point, one's eye is drawn to the surround, the scene. I love this picture. I call it sublime." - David Patterson

"Love your website and great to see your collection of work in one fell swoop with all the trimmings. A meditative retreat and feast for the eyes and the inclination to dwell in nature's bounty... Vermont Flower Farm is still one of my favorites, but have been savoring a lot of new ones I had not seen before.  Your paintings seem to be deepening in their attention to details and capturing that moment in time, especailly the sentiment of the seasons. But most compelling, the nostalgic residue that lingers after viewing them." - Mark Rappaport

"We love Gill's work. The painting that we own of hers is wonderfully ephemeral image of birches in the foreground with a mountain rising in the background, Reminiscent of the Cornish Art Colony. Had there been women in soft flowing gowns, I would have said it was Maxfield Parrish. Yet, greater than that, so delicate and so soft." - Jane Larmon




Fine art is a gift that you will never get bored with, will never lessen in value or wear out over time. It is an investment that will warm your home like a glowing wood stove.


Gill Truslow's paintings are all originals and are created using only archival materials, including the pastels which are made of pure pigment, ensuring the lasting beauty of your painting. Framing is typically done using gold or black plein air frames with UV glass.

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Gill Truslow Fine Art - 21 Colby St., Keene, NH 03431 - (603)357-4382