March 08, 2017
NEWBURGH, N.Y. -
Goshen painter Robert Trondsen will kick off the
Mount Saint Mary College Desmond campus guest artist series with
“Valley Scenes,” on display from March 12 through April 13.
An artist reception will be held on Sunday, March 12, from 1 to
4 p.m. at the Desmond campus, 6 Albany Post Rd., Newburgh, N.Y. The
show runs until April 13. For gallery hours, call 845-565-2076.
Right: “Yew Tree” by Robert Trondsen
Starting out as a still life painter, Trondsen later turned to
landscapes in the tradition of the Hudson Valley School, but with a
more contemporary painting style. These luminous landscapes border
on the ethereal mood of the tonalists. He is one of five artists
contracted to paint landscapes for the Dutchess County Land
Trondsen’s extensive body of work includes on-screen special
projects for films including “The Natural,” “Fatal Attraction,”
“Wall Street,” and “Kiss of Death.” His projects for Woody Allen’s
“Zelig” are in the permanent collection of the Museum of the Moving
Image in Queens.
As an illustrator, Trondsen has done work for brands such as
Life Savers, Post Cereals, Lever Brothers, Nabisco, Bell Atlantic,
Citicorp, ABC Network, Revlon, Clairol, North Shore University
Hospital, and more.
The Mount’s Desmond campus offers hundreds of non-credit classes
each year for the adult learner, including Zumba Gold, Hatha Yoga,
T’ai Chi, oil and acrylics, drawing, guitar workshops, art history,
foreign languages, technology, and more. Classes are offered during
the day, in the evening, and on Saturdays.