Laureen Hylka


Laureen Hylka holds a BS Degree in Education and taught art in the elementary school, for several years prior to painting full time. She attended the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the New York Art Students League. Both of these institutions have inspired Laureen and strengthened her mastery of color, composition, drawing, and value. Workshops taught by Matt Smith, Gay Falkenbury and T. Allen Lawson have helped to strengthen her plein air skills.

She is a member of the American Artist Professional League (NYC), Lyme Art Association, Academic Artists Association and an Elected Member of the Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society. Her preferred mediums are oil or soft pastel. Through participation in juried national shows, gallery shows and invitational paint outs, Laureen's paintings have become desired among collectors. The works are in private and corporate collections throughout the United States, England, Germand and Japan. Currently, her series of paintings from the Blackstone Valley Heritage Corridor have become a traveling show. The began at Doric Hall inthe Boston State House in 2004, then traveled to the Slater Mill Gallery, Pawtucket, RI in 2005. In 2006, it moved on to the Museum of Work and Culture in Woonsocket, RI.

Laureen's painting "Vermillion Glow" was chosen for the invitation and poster of the Connecticut Farmland Trust 2003 fund-raiser. The January 13, 2006 issue of Dan's Papers featured her as the "honored artist" of that issue with the painting "Blue Shadows" gracing its cover.


Laureen Hylka

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