Gill Truslow received her Masters in Art Education from UMass - Amherst, and taught art in Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire for 34 years. After teaching young people about the many joys that can be found in creating and appreciating art, as well as skills and creative problem solving, it was time to focus on her own work. Following her retirement she began studying with numerous master pastelists including Robert Carsten, Susan Ogilvie, Bob Rohm, Gail Sibley, Aline Ordman, Paul Murray and Kim Lordier. Professional affiliations include the Pastel Society of New Hampshire, for which she has achieved Signature status, the Vermont Pastel Society, the Pastel Society of America, Arts Alive! Monadnock, and the Monadnock Area Artists Association, for which she served as president and Chair of Art in the Park for four years.
Gill works in her studio located in Keene, NH, creating luscious pastel paintings that illuminate the subject with a richness of color, texture, and a sense of an intimate connection to a moment in time. She has exhibited and won awards in national and international juried shows, including being honored as a recipient of the Ruth and James Ewing Award for Excellence in the Arts in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire. Her work can be found in numerous private collections, group exhibits, the annual Labor Day weekend event in Keene, Art in the Park, and the Fall Foliage Art Studio Tour, Columbus Day weekend.