Eileen Patten Oliver, Painter of Fine Art







Eileen Patten Oliver

Eileen Patten Oliver, Painter of Fine Art

Gloucester, MA


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About the artist :

Eileen Patten Oliver has been painting in both Maine and Massachusetts for more than 55 years. She studied with Paul Shea, Peter Nyren and Constantine Sgouras & was chosen to take a class at Mass College of Art while still in high school. Life circumstances prevented her from continuing her formal training, but she continued to learn from other painters and learned much on her own. 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. Eileen 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’sart awards include the Mary Alice Arakelian Memorial Award for work in Oil at the 17th Annual Regional Juried Show at the Newburyport Art Association in Newburyport, MA for her painting “The Schooners”, Best Painting In Show at the 2016 Magnolia Historical Society Art Show in Magnolia, MA, for her painting “Heading Out”, and Third Best In Show at the Peabody Art Community Center for her painting “Somesville, Maine”.
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 current great painters of Cape Ann, such as Jeff Weaver, Ken Knowles, T.M. Nicholas, and Mark Shasha are also sources of great inspiration and influence for her as are the great marine painters, Thomas Hoyne, Fredrick Judd Waugh, Christopher Blossom and Don Demers
An Artist Member of both the North Shore Arts Association and the Rockport Art Association & Museum, and former member of the Newburyport Art Association and Rocky Neck Art Colony, Eileen is originally from Waltham, MA and lived in Maine from 1998-2010. She currently lives and paints in Gloucester, MA with her husband, Cape Ann native James Oliver, who is also an award winning graphic artist.


End of Summer Lanesville MA by Eileen Patten Oliver


The Cove by Eileen Patten Oliver


Rough Seas by Eileen Patten Oliver


Mystique Lady by Eileen Patten Oliver


Sunrise Long Beach Rockport MA by Eileen Patten Oliver


Christmas In Gloucester by Eileen Patten Oliver


Lanes Cove Gloucester by Eileen Patten Oliver


Good Harbor Beach Gloucester by Eileen Patten Oliver


Somesville Maine Footbridge by Eileen Patten Oliver


Winter Solstice Vaughans Woods by Eileen Patten Oliver


Bowl of Apples by Eileen Patten Oliver


Winter Afternoon Gloucester MA by Eileen Patten Oliver


From Henrys Window by Eileen Patten Oliver


Motif # 1, Rockport, MA by Eileen Patten Oliver


Eastern Point Light Gloucester by Eileen Patten Oliver


Squam Light at Sunset by Eileen Patten Oliver


West Quoddy Head Lighthouse by Eileen Patten Oliver


Annisquam Light by Eileen Patten Oliver


Winter Ipswich Bay Wooden Buoys by Eileen Patten Oliver


Hard Merchandise Rocky Neck by Eileen Patten Oliver


Ipswich Bay Wooden Buoys by Eileen Patten Oliver


Christmas In Rockport by Eileen Patten Oliver


Ready for Baking by Eileen Patten Oliver


Himalayan Cat by Eileen Patten Oliver


Essex Marsh House by Eileen Patten Oliver


Lanes Cove Sunset by Eileen Patten Oliver


Gloucester Harbor by Eileen Patten Oliver