Alice Steer Wilson (1926-2001) had a central role in sparking the renaissance of Cape May in the 1970's. Painting en plein air (outside) she captured the changing light on neglected beaches and Victorian Cottages, inspiring townspeople and tourists to see Cape May as a treasure worth preserving. An exceptional colorist, her work conveys the intrinsic character of a resort that had fallen on hard times. She also is known for portraits and still lifes in oil, watercolor, and charcoal.
This luminous book showcases an artist who found her passion first in the preservation of an historic seaside village. This book is perfect for students, collectors, preservationists, cancer patients, caregivers, beach lovers, art historians and art appreciators. The high reproduction quality of more than 200 color plates and the stories, poems, curriculum vitae, index of works illustrated, and thumbnails of note cards, prints and lithographs offer vital context.