Trzyna Studio Arts

Inspired by the world around me, I create paintings in soft pastel and oils. 

Current Shows

Strokin' 9

Chicago Pastel Painters
Biennial Juried Exhibition

August 7, 2022 – August 28, 2022 
Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts
1012 North Dearborn, Chicago, IL


Scattered Blueberries, Pastel, 14x14

Currently Showing at the Palette & Chisel in Chicago IL in the the Chicago Pastel Painters Biennial Exhibition.


Annual Gallery Artists Exhibition

August 6, 2022 – September 18, 2022 
Tall Grass Arts, Park Forest IL


Anticipating Spring, Pastel, 20x16

Currently Showing at Tall Grass Arts Association gallery in Park Forest IL

Teaching & Videos

Pastel Classes


I am teaching a Pastel Painting class for all levels of students at McCord Gallery In Palos Park. I will set up a still life each week and students may either work from this or bring their own photo references from which to work. This class will encourage individual exploration of subject, materials, and style. Guided critiques of student work will take place during class.

Class is 6 sessions once a week on Wednesday mornings.

Register online

Art Demo:

Still Life in Pastel 

The Wheaton Library and Dupage Art League arranged for me to do a zoom demo of a still life painting. They recorded the session and it is now available for viewing on YouTube. Use the link below to view.

Still life demo

Video of My NICAA Artist Talk


In 2020 Northwest Indiana Community Art Association (NICAA) arranged for me to do an lecture about my art and process for their group. When the in-person event was canceled due to Covid restrictions they arranged to have me record a video of my talk.

Watch the video.