Alice Steer Wilson expressed her love for the people and places of her life through her brush. From the late 1960s until 2001, she gained renown as the painter of Cape May’s renaissance. She painted en plein air (outside) perched on a sidewalk, seated in her van, or in her last year, right from her porch. Affectionately dubbed “Mrs. Cape May” by residents accustomed to seeing her painting pictures of the seaside resort’s spectacular Victorian cottages, inns and hotels, her love for painting began in her youth on an Ohio farm and was fed by childhood summers on Long Island Sound. She mastered a variety of media and genres, including oil, charcoal and watercolor portraits, still life, and landscapes. A lifelong student of her craft, she received her formal training at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Her work is collected internationally and has received numerous awards.
For more information, view Alice Steer Wilson (short Vita) or consult the noted visual biography, Alice Steer Wilson: LIGHT, PARTICULARLY, available at many fine shops, online or directly from the publisher, Southbound Press (click this link).