Polly Seip - (b. 1977) [pronounced: sigh-p]
Originally from the land locked city of Pittsburgh, Pa.

At 14, Polly Seip knew she was destined to be a maritime artist. The romance of the sea was a frequent topic in the home she grew up in, and she was captivated as a child by her parents' collection of originals and prints by renowned marine artists Jack Spurling (1873-1933), Montague Dawson (1895-1973), Alexander Zagorsk (1911-1995) and especially John Stobart (1929-).

In late 1994, Polly met the renowned maritime artist John Stobart at his gallery in Pittsburgh Pa and from then on, she followed passion for maritime settings. Stobart recommended that she pursue a classical art education at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts of Old Lyme, CT. and Polly graduated in 2000 with her BFA in Painting.

For the past 10 years, she has developed her 'Binoculars Series', an exciting fusion of plein-air and studio work celebrating all watercraft - both historical and contemporary. Using her Nikon Travelite binoculars, she scans the Long Island Sound horizon finding inspiration in the sight of a tug and tow, sailing vessels, power boats; thus the Binoculars series combines her affinity for the sky, light, water, nature and atmospheric perspective in the tradition of contemporary plein-air painting with her love of traditional maritime art.

Since graduating, Polly has been pursuing her professional trade as a maritime and plein-air artist. She has been represented in numerous local galleries and regional galleries. In 2003, Polly was a selected recipient of the Stacey Scholarship of the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City and has work in the Stacey Scholarship's permanent collection.

Current Gallery Representation

Susan Powell Fine Art Madison, CT.

Sylvan Gallery Wiscasset, ME.

Trade Winds Gallery, Mystic, CT.

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