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Winifred Breines

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Quick Facts
Birthplace
New York City
Birth year
1942
Lives in
Brookline, MA
Works in
Brookline, MA
Schools
Brandeis University, 1979, Ph.D.
Tags
watercolor, still life, figurative
Statement

For over 25 years, I was a Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at Northeastern University in Boston.  I wrote papers and books and taught undergraduate and graduate students.  When I retired almost five years ago, I changed direction completely and began to paint watercolors.  I have taken classes and workshops consistently since then.  My most important teachers have been Nava Grunfeld, Marjorie Glick, and Marla Greenfield, but I have also been influenced by numerous watercolor books and magazines, thus by painters from afar.  I paint almost exclusively still lifes consisting of fruits and vegetables in bowls and on plates.  I love ceramics and fresh fruit-- the kitchen. I paint using a transparent palette, interested in color, light and shadows.  I live in Boston.