BRIDGEWATER — Amy Wheeler is the featured artist at the Burnham Library in Bridgewater, with an exhibit running from Feb. 4-March 31.

As a current resident of Bridgewater, Wheeler has always indulged in her passion for painting with oils and other mediums, she said. She will be displaying paintings with a realistic twist, inspired by the masters of the realism movement. Attempting to identify the simple things in life, she enjoys conveying this simplicity that is often overlooked. This upcoming show will tap into the beauty, use and purposefulness of things manmade and of nature.

Raised in Sherman, Wheeler attended Western Connecticut State University where she received her bachelor of fine arts. Moving on to receive her masters in elementary education, she now teaches children in Norwalk. Being an elementary teacher allows her to bring creativity into the classroom and nurture the young minds to enable imaginations to run wild, she said.

The Burnham Library is located at 62 Main Street South.

A reception will take place at the Burnham Library on Sunday from 2-4 pm., which is free and open to the public For more details, the library can be reached at 860-354-6937.