Trudy Montgomery's vibrant, expressionist paintings portray an active vitality and freedom of spirit. Her tendency towards pure, bold colour - often on an immersive scale - is influenced by the light and space of California where she lived for 14 years. She draws inspiration from her travels, both inner and outer, and sees her work as inner landscapes depicting the unseen. Working from a meditative state of action, she uses the possibilities of paint to convey in the abstract what is, so often, inexpressible via words.
Trudy was born in Bristol, England in 1970 and has studied in the UK, France and USA. Following a degree in political science, she worked in technology companies in London and San Francisco. Embracing her passion for modern and contemporary art, she furthered her studies in studio and art history and in 2005, she founded Blue Tangerine Art, an art advisory firm helping new and experienced collectors source contemporary art from art fairs, galleries and direct from artist studios. Realising she was looking for a painting she had herself yet to make, Trudy began painting full time in 2009. Her work has since been exhibited in London, Los Angeles and Berlin. She returned to the UK in 2012 and now works from her studio in West Cornwall. She credits her most influential teacher as Robin Child, whose own professor studied under Walter Sickert.