Originally from Boston, September McGee has melded her East Coast education with her West Coast lifestyle, resulting in a unique blend of passion and love for life that is evident in both her paintings and writings. She began her artistic work as soon as she could hold a crayon. She completed her undergraduate art training at Fitchburg College in Massachusetts, and studied under the tutelage of Helen Vanwyk.
September developed her skills through in-depth research of French and American Impressionists. She believes that it is people who are the true milestones in life, gifting each of us with utmost memorable moments. This is why people are the focus of her work. She believes that the gift of art moves through a person and does not rise from within. With a strong sense of composition and color, her canvases have a luminosity and sensibility that captures the exquisiteness of the human spirit. It is no wonder that September has established herself as an important American painter.
September has shown in many prestigious national and local juried shows, has had the privilege of doing many celebrity portraits, and her works have received many favorable reviews. Most recently she has won the “Award of Excellence” in the Degas Pastel Society Membership Exhibition. Because of her national and international recognition, collectors increasingly seek out September’s work. One of her pieces, Painting for America, hangs in the White House. Its images of children from a variety of ethnic groups encourage the development of tolerance.