“Remembering Summer: Plein Air Paintings of Connecticut,” a solo show by award-winning artist Anda J. Styler, will be featured during March in the Portside Gallery at the Rowayton Arts Center, 145 Rowayton Avenue.

At 2:30 p.m. on March 1, Styler will demonstrate plein air painting techniques and discuss her process from start to finished artwork. “Plein air painting alters the way artists see things,” she says. “Shadow and light are constantly changing. Painting on location has influenced my work and the work of my students.”

The Portside Gallery show will run concurrently with RAC’s “Beyond Brushwork” exhibition in the Main Gallery from March 1-29. There will be a free reception for both events from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on the opening day.

Styler began painting in acrylics when she was 16 and that has remained her favorite medium for more than 35 years, but she also works in oil. She earned a BA degree from Parsons School of Design. For many years Styler painted on location and currently paints and teaches both in and out of her studio in Sherman, CT.

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.

Styler’s 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. In July 2007, Styler created four large paintings that are part of a permanent
collection purchase by Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. She has been interviewed by national publications such as American Art Collector, Country Gardeners Magazine, Victoria Magazine.