Winter’s Day
24 x 40 in.
Available through the artist

How does a New England painter who loves working outside deal with constantly changing and unpredictable weather, not to mention the temperatures in winter? Fortunately for Eileen Eder, she loves both plein air and still life painting. Living in Connecticut requires the flexibility of working indoors or out depending on the forecast. In the studio painting Winter’s Day, Eileen has combined her two favorite genres with an interior still life and a view onto a winter landscape.

Eileen chooses to use simple, common still life objects that are chosen for their design elements to construct a still life that holds interest on many levels. While her classical painting style is traditional the contents have a contemporary look so they work in any setting and appeal to a wide variety of ages.

Eileen has an MFA from The New York Academy of Art. She is a popular instructor of still life painting, drawing, and plein air painting at the Lyme Art Association, Old Lyme, Connecticut. A painter for 20 years, she has won numerous national and regional awards for both her landscapes and still life. Eileen is a member of the Salmagundi Club, Oil Painters of America, Hudson Valley Art Association, American Impressionist Society, Laguna Plein Air Association, Connecticut Plein Air Painters, and a Lyme Art Association Elected Artist. She exhibits with Susan Powell Fine Art in Madison, Connecticut.

Eileen participated in both Wayne PA and Bucks County Plein Air events in 2018 and received awards at both venues.

A new series of indoor/outdoor paintings are on the agenda as cold weather approaches. Stay tuned for new work in 2020.

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