August 09, 2021
Artist: Anda StylerTitle: Red Barn FallMedium: Acrylic paintWebsite: www.andastylerfineart.com
As we look forward to the quintessential New England Fall, the works of Anda Styler are exactly that. Light dances across her surfaces capturing that fleeting moment when you are struck by the beauty of a landscape. As a viewer, I see the playfulness and joy of her discoveries. Anda’s paintings lead you to believe that she is stopped in her tracks by the wonder of light mingling with foliage and the natural world. Through our conversation I laughed finding out that I wasn’t entirely wrong, as she admitted to the difficulty of keeping her eyes on the road while simultaneously looking for an inspiring spot. Anda’s paintings of New England often feature a road, path, or fence that leads your eye throughout the composition. It is easy to imagine her on site, the way her work so strikingly captures the moment, but also making is hard to imagine how she flawlessly channels the drama of a scene back in her studio. Anda is undeniably interested in the emotion of a rugged and natural New England that is both nourishing and calming. Listening to her talk about the reward of viewers touched by her work seemed to be in part, motivation to keep working.
Anda’s journey though landscape painting, influenced by painters like Georges Seurat, Andrew Wyeth and many others, has made way for incremental change and growth over time. Like her predecessors, Anda has paved her own path through light and color saying, “dark makes light and light makes dark” and honestly that is exactly what she is doing. The mystery of her work is how. So in my attempt to pull apart her process, I was not surprised to find out that it has been a long discovery over time, constantly making small adjustments to precise color pallets, painting surfaces and even application techniques. There is no quick way to become an experienced painter and what is so enjoyable about Anda’s work are the layers of knowledge told through the places she has been. Anda has successfully painted from the deserts of New Mexico in the West to the rolling grassy hills back East. And with each step she has developed a richer understanding of color, light, and the much more difficult ability to capture a genuine emotion.
Keep an eye out for her work across many galleries and shows in Connecticut and beyond. Images of Anda Stylers work can be found at www.andastylerfineart.com.
By: Julie Weaver
August 12, 2021
Beautiful work! Thank you for sharing.
Wonderful alive paintings! I am envious!!
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