Eileen Eder

Eileen Eder's work is exhibited widely in New York and Connecticut and represented in important private and corporate collections. Eileen is a painter with a passion for drawing. Rendering her subjects realistically, the objects, people and places that populate her canvases often serve and abstract design sensibility. This makes her work highly accessible, yet emotionally and intellectually complex.

Light, shadows, reflections and their interaction on various surfaces describe the essence of Eileen Eders most recent body of work. Eder's canvases capture the beautiful subtleties of color in objects both man made and natural, and how these objects are effected by the soft play of light.

"I want it all," explains Eder. "Narrative, atmosphere strong graphic composition, light, and shadow, color and craftsmanship are all elements that I focus on in my paintings." By creating a still life that is aware of color, value, shapes and reflection, Eder is able to create a flow from one item to the next, seamlessly combining an unlikely combination of objects. By cropping some objects, she creates a "window of a larger world" for her viewer, creating a sense of mystery while maintaining a sense of familiarity with commons recognizable objects. "I enjoy luscious painting and I think it is an important part of catching my viewer's attention."

Eileen Eder received her B.F.A. from Albertus Magnus College and her M.F.A. from the Graduate School of Figurative Art. She has held teaching positions at the Creative Arts Workshop and Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, CT. She has appeared along with her work in the New York Times, New Haven Register, and Guilford Courier.

Midday Sun
by Eileen Eder
24 x 20 in.
Oil on Linen

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