The oil paintings of artist Violet Nastri will be on display during December at the Case Memorial Library as part of its “Art in the Library” series. All are invited to join Ms. Nastri at an opening reception on Thursday, December 8 from 5-7p.m.
Violet Nastri is a local Orange artist who specializes in paintings that capture the natural beauty of the outdoors. An avid drawer and painter since childhood, Ms. Nastri has always had a keen eye for color and light. With a love for traditional oil painting, she today works to evoke emotion through landscapes set in some of her favorite places along the East Coast.
Ms. Nastri’s current show is an expression of the artist’s love of New England with landscapes inspired by local farms, woodlands, ponds and streams. Her seascapes capture the many changing faces of the ocean. Whether the scene is of the crashing of a wave or the calm of a marsh at sunrise, the viewer is transported to the moment, imparting feelings of calm and tranquility while staying true to the places represented. This show contains paintings using both plein-air and studio techniques to create scenes from Connecticut, Cape Cod and Maine.
Ms. Nastri is a graduate of Fairfield University, where she studied art and interior design. After a 25-year career in interior design, Ms. Nastri decided to focus exclusively on her lifelong love of painting. She has continued to expand her artistic skills through studies with various Connecticut artists, and has achieved elected artist member status in the Madison Art Society, where her paintings have been shown in juried shows. Ms. Nastri is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) and holds national interior design accreditation (NCIDQ). Local interests include membership in the Garden Club of Orange and the Orangewood Woman’s Club.