THE ART OF ELISABETH TROSTLI
“L’Art Digitalique” includes paintings of fairytale princesses and pirates, futuristic high fashion, sensual geishas, powerful women warriors, exotic tribal shamans and embellished Edwardian Steampunk vixens. This collection is a visual feast for lovers of fantasy, fashion, kaleidoscopes, fractals, opera, theater, Mardi Gras masks, antique botanicals prints, ethnic costumes and jewelry, hats and textiles. She uses patterns found in nature, architectural surfaces, textiles, tiles and illuminated manuscripts.
Trostli combines her profound understanding of the true nature of the fantastical, and her exceptional skill as a digital artist and surface designer to convey a unique, totally original artistic vision. It needs to be carefully studied, appreciated in the elements from which the luminous images emerge.
THE PROCESS: Each painting can be described as a digital photographic collage, amazing in its detail. Trostli uses state-of-the-art computer software to blend and enhance the original elements. This proprietary process , playfully described as “digital magic” - is then completed by a professional printing of the resulting Digital Painting on canvas and/ or photographic paper.
The “L’Art Digitalique” Collection of Elisabeth Trostli’s Digital Paintings is comprised of small, medium-sized and large works, available in limited editions on gallery-wrapped canvas and/or pearlized archival quality paper.
ARTIST’s BIO Elisabeth Trostli was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and emmigrated to the US in the mid-sixties. She studied Illustration at the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design from which she received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees. After teaching for several years in RI, Trostli established herself as a successful free-lance advertising artist. Her studio, Trostli Design, served local and national accounts in the jewelry, giftware, stationery and packaging industries.
During these years, her travels led her to spend countless hours exploring the ornate buildings, fountains and museums of Europe, the tiles and mosaics of North Africa and Brazil’s colonial cities and churches. She also photographed the rich and diverse plant life around the world — from the rainforests of Belize to the Arizona desert. In 2011, Elisabeth Trostli and her husband Bill Rusling retired to Sarasota. She fell in love with the tropical ambience, the beaches, Selby Gardens, the Bayfront Esplanade and the Ringling Museum and Cà d’ Zan. This wonderful area evoked memories of her childhood in Brazil and travels in Italy. She was very inspired by the landscape here, especially the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. Her artistic inspiration was fueled by visits to its botany department, orchids and other odd and curious plants. At this time she obtained a position teaching design and decorative arts at the OM Academy of Botanical Art in Sarasota.
Sarasota, with its cultural bounty, allowed Trostli’s creativity to flourish. Beginning with her Illustration background, and drawing on her experience as a teacher of Digital Design, she began creating a collection of unique digital paintings which have been shown in various galleries in Sarasota, Bradenton, Nokomis, Venice and Tampa. Locally, Trostli is represented by Art Uptown, Sarasota’s oldest community art gallery. Additionally, Trostli is a member of Arts Advocates Organization,as well as the WOMEN CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS group.