'Painter with a photographer's eye

  "Italy XIIISM,'' a painting by Gretchen Dow Simpson in her current show at Reliable Gold, in Providence.  She is particularly celebrated for  her crisp and close-up views of New England  and other architecture, interior and exterior, and for her intense attention to proportion and lighting. She considers herself a “painter with a photographer’s eye,” and architectural forms have always drawn her.    She is also well known for the more than 50 covers she has done for The New Yorker magazine.    

"Italy XIIISM,'' a painting by Gretchen Dow Simpson in her current show at Reliable Gold, in Providence.  She is particularly celebrated for  her crisp and close-up views of New England  and other architecture, interior and exterior, and for her intense attention to proportion and lighting. She considers herself a “painter with a photographer’s eye,” and architectural forms have always drawn her.

She is also well known for the more than 50 covers she has done for The New Yorker magazine.