A Glastonbury native, Aida has embraced art in its myriad forms since her childhood. While pursuing a career in the retail industry, she became an avid ballroom dancer, participating in the highest level amateur competitions across the East Coast and Canada. She channeled her artistic talent to design her own dance costumes and arrange store displays at work.
In the early 1990’s, her husband persuaded her to explore painting at a workshop at the Fletcher’s Farm School for the Arts and Crafts in Ludlow, Vermont, where she discovered her gift for oil painting.
Since then, Aida has immersed herself in the medium, auditing courses at the University of Hartford Art School and participating in Plein-Aire workshops with the late Beth Ellis in Ogunquit, Maine. She has also studied with Katherine Simmons, a Glastonbury artist and teacher at Glastonbury Art Guild. She incorporates her love of photography into her paintings by using many of her own photographs as references. Her style reflects her deep appreciation for nature. Aida’s work has been featured at various galleries and art shows, including the Weston Inn in Weston, Vermont, the Hunter Lea Gallery in Ludlow, Vermont, and the On the Green show in Glastonbury. In addition to her artistic pursuits, Aida volunteers enthusiastically for the Glastonbury Art Guild and served on its Board of Directors for many years.
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