EILEEN SERWER.COM is a website for impressionistic landscapes in pastel and oil.
A love of color and design was shown at an early age. As an adult, she enrolled at the New York School of Design, where she earned an associates’ degree in interior design.
Something drew her into a local art supply store and told the owner of her passion and
desire to paint. He suggested she go over to the Art Student’s League. When she told them of her wish, she was told to purchase a small box of pastels and a pad of newsprint and sign up for a class with a particular teacher. This was a live model class and she immediately knew this was not the right place, but painted from a photograph she brought to class. After completing her first painting, she knew she had found her passion and was hooked. After studying there for awhile, she decided she wanted to develop her landscape painting skills and heard of the Pastel Society of America. She went to their offices. They almost laughed at her lack of knowledge about pastels, but pursued and signed up for classes. She told one of her talented instructors that she was recently retired from selling real estate and was looking to do something else. They were having difficulty selling their paintings and asked her if she’d be interested in helping them. As luck would have it, she went into a neighborhood framing store and art gallery and told them she was representing several pastelists. They were not interested in dealing with art reps. When she told them she was also painting, they asked to see her work. They must have liked it. Within weeks, they took down every painting in their gallery and gave her her first show. That was the Fitzgerald Gallery in Westhampton, Beach, NY. where she has been represented for many years.
Her luck continued. She has exhibited in many prestigious juried, solo and group shows, including the Salmagundi Club in NYC, the International Association of Pastel Societies, The United Pastelists of America, The Pastel Society of the West Coast, The Degas Pastel Society, The Jemison-Carnegie Heritage Hall Museum in Alabama, The Connecticut Pastel Society, The Pastel Painters of Cape Cod, The Elaine Benson Gallery in Bridgehampton, NY, the Works Gallery, NYC, The Blue Hill Cultural Center in Pearl River, NY, the Geary Gallery, Ct., Laura Barton Fine Art, Ct., the National Association of Women Artist’s Gallery in NYC.
Eileen became a signature member of The Pastel Society of America and The Pastel Society of the West Coast, a juried member of the Degas Pastel Society and the National Association of Women Artists and is included in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World and The National Association of Professional Women and has won several awards.
She had an article published in The Artist’s Magazine, entitled “Layers of Suggestion”, wherein she described how she creates her pastel paintings. Two of her paintings were selected for the cover of Dan’s Papers and one for the cover of The Montauk Pioneer. She has taught landscape pastel classes at the Pastel Society of America, The JCC of Manhattan and at the Westhampton Library. As time went on, she started to create her landscapes in oil, do custom collages and design jewelry.
On the shop page of her Constant Contact website, you can find what is available immediately. She will be adding other items as time goes on.
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Peaceful View at the Inlet- 12x24 oil, unframed