Trudy is teacher trained - attaining her degree at Brighton College of Art.

She taught up to 'A' level GCE in secondary and technical high school before teaching adults.

For twelve years she and her husband, Michael Pibworth, ran residential art holiday courses in Devon at Smithy Art Studio before moving to Tintern, Chepstow, Monmouthshire in September 2001 where Trudy offers private tuition, correspondence courses and a Spring and Autumn course at a Best Western Hotel in Tintern.

Trudy's books and DVD's show how she demonstrates drawing and painting techniques in dry and water-soluble media covering a variety of subjects. In this way she also teaches through the post and writes/illustrates instructional articles for Leisure Painter magazine.