Preston's artworks have been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the greater New York Metropolitan and Tri-State areas and his works are also in private and corporate collections across the country. His works have received awards including those from The National Arts Club in New York City, the Cooperstown Art Association, and The Art Students League of NY, where he studied for a number of years.
His artwork is represented in New York City by The Prince Street Gallery, and in Chicago, Illinois by the McCormick Gallery.
He has had solo exhibitions at The Prince Street Gallery in NYC, Westfield State University, Krasdale Foods Corporate Headquarters, The Jasper Rand Museum, Fairleigh Dickenson University, and Faust-Harrison, NYC.
He is a frequent speaker and lecturer on the arts and expanding individual creativity. His talks and lectures include those at Penn State University, Westfield State University, Southern Utah University, The University of Connecticut, Wilbraham Monson Academy, the Dutch Treat Club at The National Arts Club, the New York Public Library, the Newark Museum, and The Jasper Rand Museum.
Prior to creating works in the visual arts, Preston worked as a musician-composer, performer, and conductor. He holds a Master of Musical Arts degree from the Yale University School of Music. Trombly was a Fellow in Composition and Conducting at the Tanglewood-Berkshire Music Center, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a resident fellow at the MacDowell Colony, along with receiving commission grants from The NEA and the NY State Council on the Arts among others.
Classical music devotees know Preston as the long-time host of Sirius/XM Satellite Radio's nationally broadcast "Symphony Hall" channel 76.