Pennsylvania native Eileen Dudley can’t recall a time she wasn’t creating art, beginning with drawing murals on the basement wall when she was five. Although Eileen majored in fine art at Syracuse University, it was not until she apprenticed under a master painter that her love for portraiture and the American Impressionist style bloomed. Most recently, her interest in Classical Realism has led her to the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, where she has studied with Jordan Sokol and Michael Grimaldi.
" My love of people and the Impressionist use of color is what has most influenced my work. I am fascinated with the human form, and I enjoy the challenge of capturing personality and expression. I find my inspiration in the faces of the community in which I live. Through the use of form and color, I aspire to ‘make known’ the essence of the subjects I paint."
Ms. Dudley and her husband, David, a writer, live in a 125-year-old Victorian house in historic Twin City, GA.