Ever since Polly Seip was a young child, she just knew she was different and destined to be an artist.
In Polly’s early teen years, her father introduced her to the work by renowned maritime artist, John Stobart, and she immediately developed an affinity for maritime art. In late 1994, Polly met John Stobart at his gallery location in Pittsburgh. It was then that Stobart recommended she pursue a classical art education at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts of Old Lyme, CT. Polly graduated from the Lyme Academy in 2000 with a BFA in Painting.
Since 2000, Polly opted to stay in Connecticut to pursue her art career by developing her plein-air painting, and creating her own maritime art signature the 'Binoculars Series', an exciting fusion of plein-air and studio work and photographic reference; the celebrating all watercraft - both historical and contemporary.
Having produced over 200 ‘Binoculars Series’ paintings, recently Polly has been exercising her artistic license with a new, and completely different series (a series she’s developing along side her Binoculars Series), ‘The Night Scenes’, scenes born from the area where she lives and works in, Uncasville, CT.
A key note, Polly is also a skilled carpenter, she designs and makes her own cradled panels, and floating frames.