Eileen Patten Oliver has been painting in both Massachusetts and Maine, specializing in land and seascapes, for more than 50 years. Born and raised in Waltham, MA, she received her early art education under noted Boston painter, Paul Shea & 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. Her work hangs in many private homes and businesses and she has participated in many solo and group shows.
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. An Artist Member of the Newburyport Art Association and the North Shore Arts Association and a Contributing Member at the Rockport Art Association, Eileen lived in Maine from 1998-2010 and currently lives and paints in Gloucester, MA. with her husband, Cape Ann native, James Oliver, who is also an accomplished artist.