I paint unique interpretations of East Coast emblems and scenery. My pallet of coastal hues combine with visible underpainting and sections of unfinished surfaces to echo the sentimental, worn beauty of seaside living. Although my subjects range from seascapes to street scenes to sea life, they all embody the laid back, informal lifestyle that is my Nantucket.
Whitney Kreb's oil paintings pay tribute to the inherent characteristics of the Northern and Southern landscapes that she calls home. Her contemporary approach to traditional subject matter results in a unique interpretation of East coast scenery. After studying abroad in Florence, Italy her junior year, Whitney graduated from Davidson College in 1999 with a B.A. in Studio Art. She continued her studies at the Museum School in Boston, Massachusetts, and then went on to receive her M.F.A. in painting from the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2003. Whitney was honored in 2004 with the Robert C. McDougall Award for Promising New Artist by the Artists' Association of Nantucket. This past winter, Whitney resumed her studies in oil painting at the Art Students League in New York City. She taught painting at Shredder's Studio in Nantucket from 2002-2004 and still continues to teach private lessons specializing in oils. She has also taught after school children's programs in Charleston, South Carolina and with the children's summer program at the Artists' Association of Nantucket.