Orange woman pursues lifelong love of painting

“Wells, Maine, Summer,” by Violet Nastri

“Wells, Maine, Summer,” by Violet Nastri

ORANGE >> The oil paintings of Orange artist Violet Nastri were on display during December at the Case Memorial Library as part of the Art in the Library series.

Nastri specializes in paintings that capture the natural beauty of the outdoors. An avid artist since childhood, she works to evoke emotion through landscapes set in some of her favorite places on the East Coast.

Nastri’s show included landscapes inspired by local farms, woodlands, ponds and streams. Her seascapes capture the many changing faces of the ocean. The show contained paintings using both plein-air and studio techniques to create scenes from Connecticut, Cape Cod and Maine.

Nastri is a graduate of Fairfield University, where she studied art and interior design.

After a 25-year career in interior design, Nastri decided to focus exclusively on her lifelong love of painting. She has continued to expand her 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.

Nastri is a member of the Orange Garden Club and Orangewood Woman’s Club. She is a member of the American Society of Interior Designers and holds national interior design accreditation.