Petie Brigham is a landscape painter whose primary medium is alkyd oil on canvas. Her main subjects are the sea and beaches, sounds and marshes, of the Outer Banks of NC. She studied painting in Woodstock, NY from 1969-73. Her approach to painting is to work from the abstract, loosely at first, toward realism, layering paint opaquely and transparently, juxtaposing subtlely-mixed neutral colors (greys, browns) against brighter more saturated color, until she achieves a sense of atmosphere and distance, but not necessarily detail, that reads to her eye. She lives and works on Roanoke Island. Her work is custom-framed by Lynn Atkins Custom Framing in Manteo.