WATERTOWN — The Watertown Art league will host artist Anda Styler for a demonstration of acrylic painting on aluminum, at 7 p.m. Monday, September 13, in the church hall of the First Congregational Church, 40 DeForest St. The demonstration is free and open to the public. Masks and social distancing are required.
Ms. Styler, who lives in Sandy Hook, began painting in acrylics when she was 16. She also went on to discover oil painting. Acrylics, however, remain her favorite medium, which she has worked in for more than 35 years.
She attended Parson School of Design and graduated in 1983 with her bachelors degree. She has had many accomplishments in the art world, including interviews with both local and national publications, such as American Art Collector, Who’s Who in America, Country Gardeners Magazine and Victoria Magazine, as well as numerous awards and recognition for work as a painter and many one-woman shows.
Her paintings and techniques are published in two books by North Light Publications.
In July of 2007 she painted four large paintings that are part of a permanent collection purchase by Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
For many years Ms. Styler painted on location; these days she paints both in and out of the studio. She continues to explore subject matter, but is especially drawn to the magic of the Litchfield Hills and the New England landscape, the hidden places that are not often seen.
Ms. Styler is also an avid gardener and many of the flowers that appear in her work come from her own garden. Working with shadow, light, vibrant color, mood and sky, she hopes to bring excitement to her work that reflects the world around her and captures the unique and lasting beauty that only nature reflects.