Painting With Trudy

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Painting with Trudy provides painting lessons for artists of all skill levels, from those who have never picked up a brush to the experienced painter. Students are taught a variety of painting techniques in a supportive and inspiring atmosphere. Painting is an art form that anyone can learn, even those who don’t consider themselves “artistic.” Trudy Amonson uses her experience and know-how to convey the art of painting in a way that is both soothing and confidence-building.

Meet Trudy Amonson

Meet Trudy Amonson

Trudy Amonson was a seasoned business owner who ran a craft shop along with a business partner in the early 1990's when she began taking painting lessons and learning how to teach painting. A few years after opening her craft shop she began offering painting lessons from the store. When the craft store closed in 2000, Trudy's students and fans didn't want to see her painting lessons disappear. So Trudy decided to continue teaching from her home studio, and Painting with Trudy was born.

Well over a decade later, Trudy is still teaching locals the art and skill of painting, and she says it hasn't lost any of its thrill, saying "I love watching the progress of each student. They are so surprised that they are able to achieve so much, even after one lesson!" Trudy herself is an avid painter who never tires of creating something new. Her favourite motto is "If it doesn't move, paint it," and she lives up to it. When she's not busy teaching others to paint, she's in her studio painting for fun, and she paints all kinds of items from mugs to wooden projects.

Trudy loves small town living and especially appreciates the rugged natural surroundings and beauty to be found all around Houston. She also appreciates the fact that it's easy to get to know people in a small town like Houston, and that everyone genuinely cares for each other. As for business, Trudy has seen some challenges over the years owning and operating a local business. In spite of it, she believes that the future is bright for Houston business and she is grateful to her students who have been so supportive of her own business over the years.

2844 Elliott Cres
Houston, BC V0J 1Z0


Monday, Wednesday, Friday
9:00 am - 12:00 pm