That artist, Irene Wisnewski first came to Rocky Neck in the summer of 1974 from Syosset, Long Island, NY and returned to a gallery space on Rocky Neck every summer for almost 30 years? She occupied the gallery at 77 Rocky Neck, G3 (now Khan Studio and the Good Morning Gloucester Gallery) until 1999; left for a few years and then returned again to G3 for a couple of years after Carol St. John left. She originally was primarily an oil painter, painting Goose Pond water lilies and scenes, and then each winter would learn a new medium – mastering handmade paper, collagraph prints, acrylic and collage painting. She spent her winters in FL traveling from Palm Beach to Key West doing the outdoor art show circuit. Irene, now 81, lives in Tubac, AZ, still paints in acrylic; however currently does more abstract painting and collage. This was Irene’s first return trip to Gloucester since 2004. It was really great to meet her and get to know an artist who was part of the history of Rocky Neck, particularly one who spent so much time in the space so many of us have really enjoyed this summer.