Brian Truesdale

Nov 2022 Artist of the Month

“Different Seasons”

Abstract acrylic/mixed media works on panel, canvas, and paper by emerging artist Brian Truesdale, reflective of the images he saw of Abstract Expressionism while in school, but distinctly his own.

Frederick Artists Night – Nov 5 4-8 pm


One night only! Come see this local art exhibit at Cowork Frederick (122 E Patrick St, Frederick, MD 21701).

All work is for sale. All sale proceeds go to the artist.

Open to the public (entrance is free). Light refreshments will be served. Please show your support for local artists and musicians by stopping by.


Live acoustic singer-songwriter music by Sammie J from 5-7 pm.

About the Artist

Brian Truesdale is an emerging artist ready to engage with the larger artistic world. He first became aware of abstract art as a teenager. Going through books in his high school art classes, the images he saw of Abstract Expressionism were bold and frightening. The sources of passions and nightmares. He was mesmerized, and that fascination led him to take an open studio abstract painting class at a crucial point in his adult life when he sought to channel his emotions and embrace his identity.

Brian’s education has been informal and largely a process of self-searching, probing his mind and feelings. He spent several years painting and drawing obsessively, soaking up art books and visiting museums. Wonderful local artists also helped Brian develop his artistic language.

Brian has reached a point of confidence in his work where he feels that it’s his own, though the search has only begun. Brian has had five solo exhibitions in the past five years, His work has also been featured in several group and juried exhibitions throughout the country.

About Frederick Artist Night

Frederick Artists Night is an event that celebrates local (Frederick County) creativity with an art exhibit and reception and live music on the First Saturday of each month. The event is sponsored by the Cowork Frederick Foundation. All proceeds from art sales to go the artist. To support this event, go here.

About the Cowork Frederick Foundation

Founded in 2019, the Cowork Frederick Foundation is the community-supported, non-profit arm of Cowork Frederick. We help Frederick County freelancers and entrepreneurs be more successful by creating ways for them to connect, learn, and build better businesses – and lives – together. Help support our efforts here.