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July, 2017 - Connie Berry

"In 2010, when portrait artist Elizabeth Whelan gave up her Island graphic design business and made the switch to oil painting, she left behind more than a career. She and her longtime partner, boat builder and restorer Bill Benns, left their West Tisbury home and moved to Nashawena Island, near Cuttyhunk, and lived as caretakers for more than six years.

“It was a real adventure,” Ms. Whelan said. “We looked after a cattle farm, and it was an amazing experience.”

After moving away from design, Whelan began to focus on painting..." READ MORE