52nd National Catalog


You’d be surprised to hear that my priority is not to capture a likeness of the objects I paint. My props are merely tools to communicate my vision for the painting and to help me tell a particular story. Here, I was interested in the journey of light as it emerges from shadow and catches on the tiny crabapple blossoms, vase, and cloth, creating a golden glow. That is not to say I’ll just paint anything; we all love beauty, including me. So, I search out interesting props that are a delight to look at. For example, the antique snuff bottle has a distinct pattern called “Sun Bloom,” which is naturally etched into the stone. When the light hits it, it looks lit from within.

20” x 16” — Oil $2,650

TRISH WEND • WAOW Associate • CT • www.trishwend.com Trish Wend is an award-winning representational artist, working in oils to create luminous works of art. She paints directly from life in her Ridgefield, CT studio, though she still calls NYC her home. The overarching theme in Trish’s work is the sensuality and delicacy of nature. Her paintings have been juried into national exhibitions with American Women Artists, Oil Painters of America, National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society, and American Artists Professional League, where she is an elected member.


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