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-).
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.
Current Gallery Representation
Susan Powell Fine Art Madison, CT.
Sylvan Gallery Wiscasset, ME.
Trade Winds Gallery, Mystic, CT.