The Geary Gallery represents more than 100 artists and offers an excellent selection of artwork, so this holiday season, support the region’s artists and give a loved one a truly unique, one-of-a-kind gift. Media represented includes oils, acrylics, pastels, watercolors, and mixed media. All pieces are available for acquisition, and priced affordably.
Featured Artist, December: Anda J. Styler
A resident of Sherman, Connecticut, Anda J. Styler began painting in acrylics when she was 16 years old. From there, Styler went on to discover oil painting. Acrylics, however, remain her favorite medium, which she has worked in for over 35 years.
Styler attended Parsons School of Design and graduated in 1983 with a bachelor’s 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 Gardens Magazine, and Victoria Magazine, and has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work as a painter.
Her paintings and techniques are published in two books by North Light Publications. Her works are currently represented by several galleries in and around New England, and to her credit she has had many successful one-woman shows. In July of 2007, Styler was commissioned to create four large paintings that are part of a permanent collection purchased by Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
Styler paints both in and out of the studio and continues to explore subject matter, but is especially drawn to the New England landscape, especially the magic of the Litchfield Hills in Northwestern Connecticut. “I love to capture the hidden places that are not often seen,” she says. “New England barns are fast disappearing, and there is a special magic in the landscape where the old barns are; the fields that are full of wild flowers and grasses.”
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.
To view Anda Styler’s work, click here.
Her exhibit runs December 1 – 24 and her paintings are available for acquisition. All are welcome and admission is free.
Geary Gallery is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and is located at 576 Boston Post Road, Darien, CT 06820. For more information, call (203) 655-6633.