I have made a career in New Hampshire’s arts and nonprofit fields since graduating from Plymouth State University as an Art Education/Art History major. I have been an active member of the North Country community for the past 4 decades, and have recently retired after 21 years as a Senior Philanthropy Advisor at New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. I live in the Mount Washington Valley of NH, and paint as often as possible.
For a decade after college, I was a self-employed fiber artist whose landscape wall hangings sold in galleries and juried shows, and were commissioned by collectors throughout New England. For the past 33 years, I have worked professionally in three North Country nonprofits while creating art in my free time.
I began painting intensively in 2006, inspired by artists such as the Canadian Group of Seven, Emily Carr, and Maine artists Edward Hopper and Fairfield Porter. I paint outdoors in locations in NH’s Lakes and White Mountains and off the coast of Maine, as well as in the studio from my own photos, imagination, and memory.
My work has been exhibited in a number of group and solo shows and is included in several private and corporate collections. My paintings can be found in NH at WREN’s Local Works Gallery in Bethlehem, the Three Sisters Gallery in Gorham, and at the Cornerstone Gallery in Southwest Harbor, Maine.
Upcoming & Recent exhibitions include:
December 2021Gift: Community Small Works Show Three Sisters Gallery, Gorham, NH
Sept-Oct 2021 Just Be Outdoors, Gallery at WREN, Bethlehem, NH, with photographer Randy Roos
2021 “New Work” Solo Show, Cook Memorial Library, Tamworth NH
2020 “White Mountain Art Show” Group Show, Jackson Historical Society, NH
2019 “In the Heart of the White Mountains – Linda Gray and Nancy Griswold”, North Country Center for the Arts, Lincoln NH
2019 ”OBLIQUE HORIZON-Looking at the environment through the eyes of an artist” Group Show, Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery, Center Sandwich NH
2018 “A Sense of Place” Solo Show, AMC Highland Center, Crawford Notch NH