Nyla Witmore’s paintings are calming and meditative. Having painted in Giverny at Monet’s home and being influenced by impressionist masters she particularly enjoys plein-air painting. Painting 5 to 6 hours a day, she usually completes at least 50 paintings per year. Ms. Witmore’s usual subjects include her well-known intimate French and Italian landscapes as well as Southwest plein-air studies. Having developed her talents over many years, she is also equally at ease creating exquisite still lifes with oriental bowls, figurines and flowers. Always wanting to try something new, her interpretive musical abstraction paintings have received much acclaim. In 2007 she was asked to paint on stage with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, for their opening concert. The task was to interpret the music for Richard Strauss’ “Death and Transfiguration.” This was projected on a large overhead screen above the orchestra to allow the audience to experience fully the collaboration of this painting and music event.” She continues to frequently paint large canvases in an intuitive abstract style.
Nyla Witmore’s work can be seen in galleries throughout the United States. Original paintings, some very large, hang in private and corporate collections from Beverly Hills to Boston as well as England, France, Greece, Canada, Australia and Japan. Although originally known for her watercolor and acrylic paintings, she now paints almost exclusively in oils.