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View North from PCC/Rock Creek by Phyllis Trowbridge

  • Title: View North from PCC/Rock Creek
  • Artist: Phyllis Trowbridge
  • Medium: Oil on canvas
  • Size: 11"h x 29.5"w
  • Added to collection: 2003
  • Donor: Purchased by Portland Community College, Rock Creek Campus
  • Campus: Rock Creek
  • Location: B5/2 Administration office 245

Phyllis Trowbridge works en plein air—painting out of doors, on site—and her compositions, in watercolor, charcoal, and oil, capture the beauty and nuances of light, atmosphere, texture, and space. But her works are more than simply transcriptions of landscapes. They are, instead, about looking deeply and responding, both intellectually and emotionally to what she sees. Trowbridge has lived in Oregon since the mid-1990s. She is a graduate of Hamilton College and received her MFA from American University in Washington, D.C.