Trudy Montgomery was born in Bristol and lived in California for 14 years before returning to the UK in 2012. In 2016 she settled in west Penwith and completed the One Year Mentoring Course at Newlyn School of Art. She has a BA (Hons) degree in Economics from Exeter University and studied art while in California.

She has participated in artist residencies in India and Australia. Her work has been exhibited throughout the UK, as well as Germany, Dubai, Canada and the USA, and has been included in private and corporate collections such as Hard Rock, Laing O'Rourke and Nordstroms.

Her tendency towards pure, bold colour on an immersive scale is influenced by the light and space of both the Californian and Cornish coasts, and the artist's own spiritual landscapes.


Painting in oil on canvas, acrylic on wood panel


2016: Newlyn School of Art 'Canopy' Mentoring Course Show, PZ Gallery, Penzance (25-27 Nov)

2017: St Ives Society of Artists Spring Open Exhibition

2018: Circle Summer, Circle Contemporary, Hawksfield, Wadebridge (30 June-22 Sept)

2018: Mothers & Daughters, Circle Contemporary, Hawksfield, Wadebridge

2018: CYPHER, Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens, Gulval, Penzance

2018: KOBER, Heseltine Gallery, Truro School, Truro

2020: Open Studios Cornwall (postponed)


Chelsea Arts Club

Newlyn Society of Artists

Penwith Society of Artists (associate)


Cornwall Living (Jan 2017) 'Masters in the Making' by Mercedes Smith

Cornwall Today (Aug 2017) 'Dazzling West Coast Colour'