Vision in Poetry and Painting by Trudy Overlock
Maine author expresses her love of nature in art and poetry
From article in Maine Insights
Trudy Overlock's poetry is pleasingly simply yet is full of powerful messages. Her observations in nature can make readers want to run outside and look anew at the world around us. Her oil and acrylic paintings are inspiring, direct and beautiful. It’s great book to meditate with.
“It’s such an honor to have a book of my art and poetry published. I never imaged it would happen. This represents my life time,” said Overlock. “I only wish to bring the beauty of the world into others lives. Come by the gallery and see the original paintings and buy a book — I’ll be happy to autograph it.”
Trudy Overlock has a wide experience of life, from department store work on many levels to public relations to legal secretary and para-legal work to photo-colorist to private secretary for a Wall Street financier to minister’s wife to advertising copy writer to mural and stage artist for dance studios to baker and supplier of pies to restaurants.
Trudy was a professional vocalist, singing at a wide range of venues, from Maine’s Lakewood Inn to the grandstand at the Skowhegan State Fair. She’s volunteered to sing, for veterans at the Togus Veterans’ Hospital and inmates at the Maine State Prison. She designed and had built the home where she raised her two stepsons.
In Vassalboro she has established a gallery where over a hundred of her paintings are on display in the eighteenth-century house she restored. It’s there she wrote Visions in Poems and Poetry.
Published by Polar Bear & Company of Solon, Maine. Available at all bookstores big and small, and amazon.com or directly from the publisher. Paperback: 90 pages ISBN-10: 1882190491 ISBN-13: 978-1882190492 Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.2 x 8.5 inches