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Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Looking for some beautiful artwork at a spectacular price?  Look no further…  Sale now on at Trudy Labell Fine Art through June 5, 2015.

Randall Deihl, Young Lifeguard with Beach Umbrella, Oil on Canvas, 24" x 30"

We invite you to stop by and browse our celebrated and extensive contemporary collection of paintings and sculptures!  

2425 Tamiami Trail N, Naples, FL 34103 (in the Bigham Galleria)

**The sale offers significant savings on works of art in the gallery due to our current space closing in June 2015.  

Thereafter, we look forward to assisting, advising and acquiring art for collectors, designers and galleries via personalized in-home art consultations, (as we did successfully for 22 years in New England.)  We remain dedicated to delivering the quality and service you have come to expect over the past 35 years and will continue to work with the same outstanding artists we have always represented.

Kevin and Jennifer Box, Next Step, Bronze on Granite, 22" x 11" x 8"

Artists featured on the blog this week are all internationally recognized American artists who exhibit in major public, private and museum collections around the globe.

We are proud to be offering work from contemporary realist painter, Randall Deihl whose incredible paintings focus on scenes of American Kitsch, the hugely talented Kevin and Jennifer Box of 'Outside The Box Studio' who specialize in unique origami sculptures cast in museum quality metals and sculpture from the breathtaking ceramic artist Elizabeth Kendall.

Elizabeth Kendall, Measure of Grace, Porcelain and Piano Wire Sculpture, 60" x 103"

Please reach me at the gallery until mid-June on 239.434.7778 or anytime via my personal cell 239.287.3378.  Email |

See you soon!

Trudy Labell.

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Monday, April 20, 2015


As loyal friends and collectors, we invite you to drop by and peruse our vibrant collection of paintings and sculpture from over 30 contemporary artists in a variety of media, from oil and acrylics to ceramics, paper, glass and metal.  The sale offers significant savings on beautiful works of art in the gallery due to our current space closing in June 2015.

Afterwards, we very much look forward to assisting, advising and acquiring art for collectors, designers and galleries via private professional art consultations.  We operated as private art consultants with great success for 22 years in New England and are excited about the opportunity of offering our services here in Southwest Florida.

NEW | Madeline DenaroThe Power of the PetticoatSynthetic Polymers on Canvas, 48" x 60"

NEW and exciting pieces also featured in the sale have joined the collection this Spring.  Shown above is an abstract painting from celebrated artist, Madeline Denaro.  The Power of the Petticoat offers a lighthearted composition with beautiful soft colors and organic forms.  Layered washes of dots, drips and textures dance across the canvas with an organized chaos.

Also NEW are fun and whimsical raku ceramic sculptures from master ceramicist, Karen Shapiro.  M & M Wall Hanging and M& M's For Your Table form part of Shapiro's popular 'Pop Icon' collection, representing well-known and nostalgic products from the 1930's to the present day.

NEW | Karen Shapiro, M & M Wall Hanging, Raku Ceramics, 48" x 37"

NEW | Karen Shapiro, M & M's For Your Table, Raku Ceramics, 8" each

If you have any needs or queries, please reach me at the gallery until mid-June on 239. 434. 7778 or anytime via my personal cell 239. 287. 3378.  Email |

See you there!

Trudy Labell.

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Friday, March 13, 2015

Exciting Changes at TRUDY LABELL FINE ART

Stephen Coyle, Three Sisters
Alkyd on Linen
48" x 48"

To our delightful and loyal friends and collectors, 

We would like to take this opportunity to announce exciting and positive changes happening at Trudy Labell Fine Art!  

Although the physical space of the gallery is currently under contract, our gallery will continue here in the Bigham Galleria through June 1, 2015.  Thereafter, our plan is to offer professional consultation with collectors, designers and galleries as we did successfully for 22 years in New England.  

Throughout this period of transition, please be assured that we remain entirely dedicated to delivering the quality and service you have come to expect over the past 35 years.  

We look forward to staying connected by sharing our passion for contemporary fine art and showcasing our diverse range of artists on the TLFA blog, social media and via our e-newsletters.  

A sneak preview of the latest beautiful pieces to join our collection from artists Stephen Coyle (above), Karen Buhler and Madeline Denaro…

Karen Buhler, Poolside Variation 21
Handblown Flameworked Glass/Wood
18" x 36" x 8"

Madeline Denaro, Postponing the Past
Acrylic/Polymers on Canvas
56" x 56"

If you have any needs or questions, please reach me at the gallery on 239. 434. 7778 or via my personal cell phone 239. 287. 3378.  

Our email addesses remain unchanged, |

*Please note for your records, with immediate effect, Lynn Pitochelli will no longer be associated with the gallery.

Warmest Regards,

Trudy Labell

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Daylight Saving Time - Trudy Labell Fine Art

Ben Franklin not only played with kites, he played with our time by introducing the idea of Daylight Savings Time in 1784.  So let's thank him for that extra hour of daylight in the spring and that extra hour of sleep in the fall.

Night time has always inspired creativity.

Rembrandt created his celebrated painting, Nightwatch with it's large size and spectacular use of chiaroscuro (light and shadow) in 1642.

Rembrandt van Rijn, Nightwatch, Oil on Canvas, 11' x 14' (an unusually large size for this period), Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

Edward Hopper painted his iconic take on the night, Night Hawks in 1942.  The melancholy couple sitting at the counter in this NYC diner are Hopper and his wife.

Edward Hopper, Night Hawks, Oil on Canvas, 33" x 60", Art Institute of Chicago


Over 200 years after Ben Franklin's brilliant idea gave us one more precious hour of evening, our gallery artists have created their own versions of night scenes.

Stephen Fox, Mystic, Oil on Canvas, 27" x 50"

Robert Striffolino, Waterscape, Oil on Canvas, 78" x 66"

Randy Deihl, 54th Street Stand, Oil on Canvas, 24" x 24"

What are your plans for that extra hour at 2am on November 2nd?

Trudy and Lynn

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Yves St. Laurent had his Mondrian moment and Versace was inspired by Warhol. 
Gulfshore Life magazine’s Creative Director Tessa Tilden-Smith and Fashion Director Pamela Jean found their inspiration right here at Trudy Labell Fine Art.

Fashion meets Art in BEHIND THE GLAMOUR editorial photo shoot at Trudy Labell Fine Art

What a wild and fun day in July when the Gulfshore LIfe creative team set up camp in the gallery space - cameras, lights, make-up gear, laptops and, of course, a beautiful model - and produced a spectacular fashion layout for the August issue of the magazine.  

A variety of stunning pieces featured in our gallery by artists such as Robert Striffolino, Elizabeth Rhoads Read, Ken Keeley, Stephen Coyle, Madeline Denaro, Kevin Box and Hyunmee Lee provided the perfect backdrop for the interesting and sophisticated summer fashion editorial!

Catch some of the excitement of the shoot and see the published results...

Photography by Giles Hooper

Our thanks to the team at Gulfshore Life.  Have fun this summer, drop by and see us!

Trudy and Lynn

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Wish You Were Here...

VINTAGE POSTCARD - 'Warming Up To Meet You Here'

Greetings Friends.

Having a fantastic SUMMER!  The weather is gorgeous, so nice to relax by the pool.  Sunbathing, swimming and lounging with a good book.  Endless hours of daylight, strolling on the beach and balmy evenings watching beautiful sunsets.

Sending you a summer tune to enjoy - Play, Play, PLAY!!!

Wish you were here!

VINTAGE POSTCARD - 'Aqua Maids Of The Florida Cypress Gardens'

VINTAGE POSTCARD - '73 - NINE (Count 'Em) Reasons For Not Writing To You From Miami Beach' 

VINTAGE POSTCARD - 'A Tug Of War At Jacksonville Beach, Florida - 57'

Many exciting things happening at the art gallery throughout the summer.  

We are looking forward to our annual Happy, Hot and Humid Party on July 17, 5-7pm at the TLFA Gallery, come and join us for one of our fabulous ARTini cocktails, so much fun!  Remember to RSVP.  

Throughout July and August you are invited to explore the 'Director's Picks' of paintings, sculpture and glass - let us know what you think!  

A painting - a way to treasure summer all year long...

CAROL O' MALIA, Dots on the Dock, Oil on Canvas, 48" x 48"

JOEL BABBTwo Girls Walking Under Pier, OIl on Canvas, 22" x 18"

RANDALL DEIHLCindy's Drive-in at Twilight, Oil on Canvas, 20" x 24" 

STEPHEN COYLE, The Call, Alkyd on Linen, 48" x 48"

"How they danced in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.  Some dance to remember, some dance to forget."

The Eagles - Hotel California

Have Fun!

Trudy and Lynn

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Clearly Art - The Beauty of GLASS and Contemporary Glass Artists

David Willis, rainy day dream away, lampworked glass installation, 14' H

Glass is fascinating, beautiful and versatile, with the ability to reflect, refract and diffuse light unlike any other medium.  The history of glassmaking can be traced back to 3500 BCE in Mesopotamia.  Long before the age of metals, glass was being manufactured from raw materials and melted into beads, bottles and bowls.  Throughout the centuries, owning luxurious and desirable glass pieces has always been a mark of status and privilege.

The international Studio Glass Movement originated in America and spread across the world.  Until the 1960's glass art was made by teams of factory workers - whether Tiffany, Steuben or Lalique - in huge furnaces with thousands of pounds of glass.  Professor Harvey Littleton, often referred to as the father of the Studio Glass Movement, changed all that!

In 1962, Littleton and chemist Don Labino opened a now-famous glass workshop at the Toledo Museum of Art.  With a small furnace and just the appropriate amount of glass for a project, a single person could now control the process, go beyond the functional and individually create sculptural objects.  The glass maker became an artist and his signature work entered the world of fine art!

Harvey Littleton extended his influence through teaching and training, including important contemporary glass artists such as Dale Chihuly.

Harvey Littleton in his "work clothes" at his workshop in Toledo

Today, the use of glass as a creative artistic medium offers enormous potential to the artist.  Functional, yet fragile, a random misshapen block of glass can be transformed into beautiful sculptures and 3 dimensional decorative artworks.  Modern studio techniques include glass that is blown, flame-worked, cast, stained and etched.


WILLIAM ZWEIFEL'S graceful and mesmerizing art combines woven glass and cast glass to create rich flowing compositions.  Winner of the prestigious NICHE award on three occasions, Zweifel's work features in numerous public and private collections.

WILLIAM ZWEIFEL Diaphanous, Cast Glass, 9" x 21" x 9"

WILLIAM ZWEIFEL Caprice, Cast Crystal, 12" x 15" x 12"

DAVID WILLIS' beautiful glass creation entitled, Here Today is comprised of glistening translucent glass dandelion seeds that float through the air casting remarkable shadows against the wall...


DAVID WILLIS Close up of Here Today

SUSAN RANKIN'S pieces are inspired by the garden and may be installed singularly or as groups.  The solid worked glass components bring vibrant colors and reflected light to any indoor or outdoor space.

SUSAN RANKIN Handblown Art Glass Stacked Columns 94" - with 10" base

SUSAN RANKIN Hand Blown Art Glass Crescent Column 92" - with 10" base

THOMAS AND REBECCA MARAS' graceful hand blown vessels undulate with vivid colors and fluid forms.  Some pieces seemingly portray a lyrical landscape, while others offer a glimpse of a serene and peaceful ocean.


ADAM WAIMON'S elegant handblown and carved glass vessels incorporate subtle minimalist forms and monochromatic colors.  This singular use of color allows the delicately engraved surface to refract and transmit light.

ADAM WAIMON Pagliacci Duo, 13" x 9" and  9"x 6"

ADAM WAIMON Ocean Egg Trio

Be Inspired,

Trudy and Lynn

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