Terre Lamb Seeley has been drawing and painting since she was a very small child. Her family founded the oldest stained glass studio in the United States and she grew up in a home environment of art and art history. She became a painter after college where she had studied music and went on to create the calendar series “A Year in a Country House” which was first published in 1991. It was comprised of paintings done of the 17th century Martha’s Vineyard house where she lived with her husband and children, and became a popular publication in the Cape and Islands area. Many of the paintings were used by the H. George Caspari greeting card company as greeting cards and were also shown in Martha’s Vineyard galleries for several years. The series continued when she moved to Cape Cod in 1995 and started a small gallery café with her brother in the early 2000s. Throughout those years she was also illustrating the three books which became the series about the famous Black Dog of the Martha’s Vineyard restaurant and retail business, beginning with “The Story of the Little Black Dog”. After raising her family she returned to artwork and incorporated into it journaling about gardening, herbalism, and the flora and fauna of her surroundings. She is at present continuing the calendar series using her 1850’s Cape Cod house, barns and gardens and another family home in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, also an antique house, as subject matter. She continues to illustrate books for children, and to write and paint about her homes and gardens.
Watercolor and Gouache