“My landscape work is an attempt to synthesize memory painting based on observation with my plein air studies. It begins with sketches and drawings done on location and then completed in the studio where I can spend more time developing the concept of the painting. I am exploring visual expressions of poetic concepts rather than literal interpretations of a scene. To that end I employ a combination of direct and indirect painting techniques to achieve a rich and layered effect which I hope results in a compelling work of art.”
American painter Eden Compton was born in Texas and raised in Connecticut. Eden and her NZ born husband, Richard, have settled in upstate New York after two decades of sailing and managing private charter boats in the Caribbean and throughout the US. She has a working studio and art gallery in the arts district of Saratoga Springs. Eden Compton Studio, located at 79 Beekman Street, features the artist's work as well as rotating exhibits with nationally and regionally known artists.
Her formal art education began with a BA in Art History from Colgate University and she has studied privately and in workshops with many prominent and nationally recognized artists. Her award winning work has been included in national juried shows including the Catherine Lorillard Society, Salmagundi and the International Pastel Society as well as numerous regional and local shows. She is a juried member of the Degas Pastel Society, Oil Painters of America, Portrait Society of America and an Associate with Distinction of the American Women Artists Association. Eden is also the President of the Saratoga Springs Arts District Inc., a non profit dedicated to promoting the artists and businesses of the Saratoga arts district.