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Hey Jude...Thanks for the Dream....

I live to paint. It is my oxygen. My art shop is a love story to my twin sister Jude. We were inseparable. When she died at the age of 58 , I retreated to my room. Drapes closed, I totally isolated myself from family and friends. I was in a dark abyss and could not find my way out.

Like Humpty Dumpty.." All the King's Horses and all the King's Men couldn't put Humpty back again." I screamed out her name in the middle of the night and would wake up with a tear soaked pillow.

Jude came to me in my dreams Four Years Later and screamed, " GET OUT OF BED AND DO SOMETHING WITH YOUR LIFE! ENOUGH !" She left as fast as she came. (2009)

I emerged from the room as an artist. I was raised in a small school with no art class. I never held a paint brush in my hand before.

I had lived in the dark so long that the bright light blinded me. I saw dark lines around every object. It was like a heavy magic marker was outlining my green couch, my lamps every single object in the rooms.

I attempted to explain it to my husband, but he thought that I finally lost my mind. I was laughing and dancing in my PJs. Vibrant gorgeous colors filled my world. Like a gust of wind that just blew all the pain away.

The weight of the world was off my shoulders. All those years in pain was lifted that night. To celebrate we went away that weekend to a beautiful bed and breakfast.

While driving to our charming village the sky was so blue and I still saw lines outlining every object that I saw. Everything was exaggerated. Like a tree that I had seen thousands of times was now Outlined, vibrant greens in various shades with shadows so vivid within the tree.

As we poked around a charming art gallery I studied a beautiful painting. I put my head on my husband's shoulder and cried softly. I whispered to him, " Bobby I am an artist."

"What?" He had seen all my attempts at drawing over the years on the cards that I gave him. He knew what I could do and what I couldn't do.

I said, " That is why I see lines around everything. That is why I see vibrant colors and shadows.

I didn't say that I wanted to be an artist, or that I would like to paint. I stated that I was an Artist. Period.

I went back to the hotel and drew the same picture as I had studied. He was absolutely shocked.

I could not wait to get home to well, Paint. I had no idea what the tools I needed were called, Pallet Knife for one, but I knew how to use all of them.

I knew techniques that it took Artists Years to Achieve.

At the age of 62 I drew the same stick figures that I did in the 2nd grade and the next day could draw and paint anything. It is truly a miracle.

We moved to a Pine Island, Florida so that I could paint in the serenity that I needed. Away from Stress. Away from the world. Yes, Art is my passion and has now become my heartbeat.

I am exactly where I want to be. Exactly where I am supposed to be. I am at peace.

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  • Trudy Hylant

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    Living in this fabulous Island is Paradise. I am surounded by beautiful vibrant colors that inspire me. I look into the gorgeous sky and see Eagles flying overhead. Beautiful butterflies the size of your hand flit about. I am at Peace. I know this is where I need to be.

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Last updated on May 10, 2022
Welcome to artbytrudy. My artwork is both originals and printed /reproduced. I only use the state of the art GICLEE PROCESS. The end result is a professional work of art that will last for generations. Each have been sealed with UV protector.

Please read the description of each piece of art work thoroughly. If I use the word vibrant...I mean vibrant! I try to describe the colors and process in detail so that you will not be disappointed with your order. My mission is to please you and make you glad that you purchased my art! If you are happy then I am happy.

My philosophy..I want to offer you unique art at an affordable price. I am a new artist whose passion for art is real. I purposely keep my paintings open ended. It reduces your cost and allows me to share my art with as many people as desire it! I realize that you will not be hanging it beside a Picasso, but every home has a wall or two (or three)that would look great with an artbytrudy painting (print)! (If I do say so myself!) h

This is a new beginning for me. I am excited beyond words. When I paint...when I create, I am transported to another realm. I am in the moment. I am me! Thanks for coming by! Trudy

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I use extremely sturdy packaging materials, but in the event that your print is damaged upon delivery , please notify me immediately! Thanks Trudy

Returns.If you are not satisfied within a week after receiving a purchase please contact me within 2-3 days.

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I will send your print after your check has been cleared. Please make sure the address on the check matches your mailing address. Thank you.

*Please make sure that your payment info is filled out properly with both Etsy and Paypal.
* Please be sure that your e mail and physical mailing address are current and identical to Paypal.
Please allow time for me to successfully complete your order to ensure that each work of art meets both your and my standards. I will do everything to make this happen in a timely manner. I promise!

**** Very Important***

International customers are responsible for all fees associated with shipping to their respective countries. Orders that are shipped to countries outside of the United States may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country. The recipient of an international shipment may be subject to such import taxes, customs duties and fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. Additional charges for customs clearance must be borne by the recipient; we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you should contact your local customs office for further information. When customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond our original delivery estimates.

Thank you very much.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale.........hmmm please contact me via e mail. I will keep an open mind, but the number ordered must be significant. We'll discuss. Thanks Trudy!!