Dana Strands Beach
16 x 20 in.
Available through the artist
“Water and rocks have attracted me as a subject to draw and paint for many years,” says Eileen. “I return to coastal locations repeatedly to study both the subtle and drastic changes brought on by weather, tide and time of day and season including the rocky coasts of New England where I live. Last March I had the pleasure of painting in California for a month.
“This painting from Dana Point, just south of Laguna Beach, was the culmination of several afternoons of drawing, making studies, and then painting a large 16 x 20 in. canvas on location at low tide. The beach was generally empty except for a few occasional beach walkers due to the wind and cool weather. The faraway hillside is a dramatic a steep wall with the beach area accessible by a long series of steps. For this painting, I was particularly drawn to the long shallow sloping beach which provided a wide area of reflective water as waves washed in and out.”
An avid painter for over 25 years, Eileen Eder has won numerous prizes for her still life and landscape paintings in competitions both locally and nationally. Awards in 2018 and 2019 include Plein Air Easton, Best New Artist 2019; Salmagundi Club Award; Hudson Valley Art Association’s 86th Annual Juried Exhibit 2019; Buck’s County Plein Aire Festival 2018, Honorable Mention; and Wayne 12th Annual Plein Air Festival’s Golden Art Award. Her most recent award was Best Outdoor Still Life for the PleinAir Salon.
Eileen’s work has been published in several magazines. PleinAir Magazine gave her a 5-page article in the June/July 2017 publication. Previous awards include being a finalist for Still Life for 5 years running in American Artist magazine.
Eder has an MFA from The New York Academy of Art. She has studied at the NY Studio School, Rhode Island School of Design, and the Jerusalem Studio School in Italy. She continues to study with master artists, always striving to improve her craft and creativity. She is a member of the Salmagundi Club, Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society and is a Signature member of the Hudson Valley Art Association and Lyme Elected Artists.
Eileen shares her knowledge through teaching and has a large following of students. She is currently teaching weekly classes at the Lyme Art Association and workshops at the American Academy of Landscape Painting at www.lymeacademy.edu.