Finalya (Faye) Mylen is a Connecticut oil painter whose main focus is nature and landscapes. In her work she explores ways to bring abstract qualities to representational art. Currently, she is painting in oil on aluminum.
Mylen has studied painting both abroad as well as locally. She has most recently studied at Silvermine Arts Center as well as at Lyme Art Association. She is a member of the Clinton Art Association and Madison Art Association and has shown her work in juried art shows throughout Connecticut. Mylen finds great inspiration in the works of Childe Hassam, Ruisdail, Toulouse – Loutrec, Cezanne, Klimt, and O’Keefe.
The language of art for me is more about connection than beauty, although beauty resides in that connection. The connection is with the subject that I paint, which is mainly nature. I study the view that I am painting and this develops within me an even greater reverence for the raw beauty and grace nature holds. The connection is also with myself as I explore the subject. While I paint, the work evokes certain emotions within me and these emotions appear on the canvas. The connection is also with the viewer, who will develop their own impression of the work, and I hope will feel emotions stirred within themselves. This is what I find the most thrilling, the connections that are formed, between others and within oneself. In this way, art can create a bond between many.