Sylvina painting

Sylvina Rollins is an artist who paints with oil. She is influenced and inspired by nature, her many travels and plein air painting. From the farms of her youth to the rolling green hills of Ireland to the tulip fields of Washington State, Sylvina's work explores the depth of her experiences in full color.

Over the past decade, Sylvina has been developing her skill and individual style. She is committed to "showing up" to paint. Recently, Sylvina has been on a hunt for cows to photograph and paint. Curious as they are, cows do not stand still for long and Sylvina finds herself playing "cow paparazzi.". Painting her bovine friends on location is free flowing fun for Sylvina. Studio work is a comfort and bringing the plein air experience indoors, especially with New England's unpredictable weather, offers Sylvina another avenue in which to cultivate that spontaneous flow that we often find in her paintings. Using her gift for photography, Sylvina places animals and subjects into harmonious settings.

Sylvina grew up on the family farm in Colchester and finds herself deeply connected to all aspects of farm life, from the cows, horses, sheep, geese, cats, dogs, flowers and pumpkins to the timeless land itself which Sylvina finds herself an integral part of. She lives in Connecticut with her loving family and fabulous pets on a small farm; a farm from which she draws painting inspiration on an almost daily basis.


Glastonbury Arts
Lyme Art Association
New Britain Museum of American Art (NBMAA)
CT Plein air Painter Society


Honorable Mention & Estelle Coniff Award by West Hartford Art League - late 1990's
Old Saybrook Outdoor Art Festival - 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
The Glastonbury on the Green Show - 1999-2004, 2008-2010, 2012
Colchester Guild of Fine Artists Show - 2001, 2002, 2004
Celebrate West Hartford - 2003-2005, 2006 Blue Ribbon "Best in Art", 2007-2008
Old Lyme Fine Art Festival - 2003, 2004
Stamford Downtown Art Festival - 2005-2008
The Gilded Edge Gallery, Solo Show - 2006-2007 Holiday Season
Season's Restaurant At Avon Old Farms Hotel - 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008
Jonathan Edward Winery Harvest & Spring Festivals - 2006-2012
The Mill House Gallery - January & February 2009
Marlborough Art Center Member Show - 2008
Local Color - Threads Cragin Memorial Library - 2010
Venetucci Home Juried Show "Ascend" 2011, Fire & Ice 2012
The Chester Gallery - Holiday Post Car Show 2011, 2012
CPAPS Member Exhibits 2000-2012 (Connecticut Plein Air Painters Society)
The Beth Ellis Studio Gallery, South Glastonbury, CT - 2012
The Beth Ellis Cove Gallery, Perkins Cove, Oqunquit, ME - 2012
Venetucci Home Gallery of Fine Art Gallery - 2011-2012
NBMAA Art Party of the Year Show - 2011-2013
CPAPS Juried Member shows - 2000-2011

Marlborough Arts Center
St Patrick's Ladies Guild
Hartford Fine Art and Framing
Jonathan Edwards Winery