Gill Truslow


pastel artist's studio

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 and international juried shows. Her work can be found in numerous private collections, as well as at the Sunapee Landing Fine Art Gallery, in Sunapee, NH.

Gill has achieved status as a Signature member of the NH Pastel Society, and Associate member of the Pastel Society of America. She also was honored as a 2015 recipient of the Ruth and James Ewing Award for Excellence in the Arts in the Monadnock Region of New Hampshire.

Inspiration & Connection 

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.

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

  • 2015 Ruth and James Ewing Award for Excellence in the Arts in the Monadnock Region
  • 2015 Honorable Mention - Keene, NH's Art in the Park
  • 2015 Ewing Arts Award Winner for the Monadnock Region
  • 2014 Special Merit Award - International Juried Pastel Show - "Rhythms in the Rain", Saco Museum, ME
  • 2013 Special Merit Award - Seasons Art Exhibition - "Painter's Cove II"
  • 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
  • 2012 Special Recognition Award - All Women Art Exhibition - "Open Field"
  • 2011 Port Award - NH Pastel Society National Juried Show - "Discovery"
  • 2010 Richeson/UArt Award - NH Pastel Society National Juried Show - "Sunbather"
  • 2010 Honorable Mention - Monadnock Area Artists Association Regional Juried Show - "Can I Play"
  • 2009 Third Place - Stonewall Farm Juried Show and Auction - "Molly's Pond"
  • 2008 Terry Ludwig Award - NH Pastel Society New England Juried Show - "Perennial Beauty"