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Referring to something as "quintessential" is a way of describing the culmination of a perfect set characteristics that represents its essence. For those of us who live in the Berkshires, the word can be applied to many things that are "quintessentially" characteristic of the area, perhaps most notably the landscapes that grace our lives thoughout every one of the four seasons. 

In our new Online Exhibit, the Friends of Prospect Lake is thrilled to share the work of Margot Trout who, in a stunning collection of her paintings, captures the local vistas that are quintessentially Berkshire. We hope you enjoy.

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Margot Trout was born in Waterbury, Connecticut and educated at the George School and the Rhode Island School of Design where she received a BFA in Painting.  Her graduate degrees are an MA in Art Education from Hunter College and an MFA in Painting from the University of Massachusetts.


Ms Trout has a heated mobile studio mounted on a truck which allows her to travel to various locations and to paint in all kinds of weathers and seasons.  She is interested in the way consciousness is changed by painting and her work is an effort to give form to this experience.


For further information or to see more of Margot's work, her website is

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