Eileen Panepinto is a mixed media artist, painter and collagist, based in Weston. She received her BFA, with honors, in painting from the School of Visual Arts, New York, and moved to Weston in 1993. She has exhibited in numerous group shows in New York and Connecticut, and has had six one-person exhibitions. Eileen combines different media in her work, finding that it offers a myriad of creative possibilities. Abstract, semi-abstract, and very often narrative in nature, her work is strongly influenced by the work of modern masters, such as Cezanne and Matisse, but remains original and experimental. She is inspired by nature, materials, storytelling, her faith and states-of-being. Eileen recently received two special recognition awards for her mixed media painting installations, and in 2013 she was commissioned to paint "Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes," a large acrylic on wood triptych in the the Dining Hall of St. John's Bread & Life in Brooklyn, NY. Eileen has been a teaching artist for many years, teaching visual art to children in various venues including in visiting artists programs at area schools. She has been a grades 1-8 teacher at a Montessori school, and has taught at special summer art camp programs, after-school programs and in individual instruction. Eileen is also a graphic designer and typographer, and is a member of the Artist Collective of Westport and WestonArts.