Anda Styler began painting in her teens. Acrylics soon became and remained her favorite medium, which she has worked in for over 35 years. Educated at Parson School of Design in NYC she currently resides in Sherman, CT.
Styler started out painting en plein air but now enjoys the combination of on location and studio working. She continues to explore subject matter, but is especially drawn to the magic of the New England landscape, mainly “the hidden places that are not often seen”.
“There is a special magic in the landscape where the old barns are, the fields that are full of wild flowers and grasses. I am also an avid gardener and many of the flowers that appear in my work come from the garden. Working with shadow, light, vibrant color, mood and sky I hope to bring excitement to my work that reflects the world around us and captures the unique and lasting beauty that only nature projects.”
Styler 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, Victoria Magazine, and numerous awards and recognition for her work as a painter. Her paintings and techniques are published in two books by North Light Publications. In July of 2007, she created 4 large paintings that are part of a permanent collection purchase by Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago. Her work will be featured in Southwest Art Magazine in February 2010 in addition to being the cover art work for the 2010 Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calender. She has also been commissioned for a large scale painting for The University of Arkansas Medical Sciences, in Little Rock, Arkansas.