Eileen Patten Oliver
Eileen Patten Oliver has been painting in both Massachusetts and Maine for more than 50 years. She studied with Paul Shea, Peter Nyren and Constantine Sgouras & was chosen to take a class at Massachusetts College of Art while still in high school. She was the Art Chairperson and managed the art gallery at the West Quoddy Head Light visitor’s Center in Lubec, ME for several seasons in the early 2000’s and taught Adult Education Painting at the Lubec Consolidated School An award winning painter, she has participated in many solo and group shows in both Maine and Massachusetts. Her paintings hang in many private homes and businesses.
Eileen was inspired by the incredible beauty of the Down East Maine coast, and after moving to Cape Ann in 2010, she discovered the quality of light, natural beauty and architecture that are all unique to the area offered boundless subject matter. She paints not merely to document images of places or people, but to capture the spirit and intensity of that one magic moment with her brush.
Eileen’s greatest influences have been some of the Cape Ann Masters… Emile Gruppe, Frederick Mulhaupt, Anthony Thieme, and Aldro Hibbard among many others. Some of the great marine painters, including Thomas Hoyne, Fredrick Judd Waugh, Christopher Blossom, Jack Gray, and Don Demers are also sources of great inspiration and influence for her.
An Artist Member of both the North Shore Arts Association and the Rockport Art Association & Museum, and past member of the Newburyport Art Association and Rocky Neck Art Colony, Eileen is represented by Folly Cove Fine Art gallery in Rockport, MA.
Eileen is originally from Waltham, MA and lived in Maine from 1998-2010 and lived and painted in Gloucester, MA with her husband, artist and Cape Ann native, James Oliver from 2010 until the Autumn of 2021 when they relocated to the Massacusetts South Shore in Carver, MA.