About the artist:
Born in Ashbourne, Derbyshire England in 1930 to the late George E. and Kathleen (Littler) Gather. Trish met Arthur in London during his service to the United States Air Force. She raised her family of three children in Lexington, MA and summered in her favorite spot, Center Sandwich, NH. She graduated from Nottingham University and pursued her Certificate of Advanced Study in Art History at Harvard University. Trish was an accomplished and published writer. Among her proudest publications are, The Early Industrializations of America: From Wharf to Waterfall Viking Press, Inc., NY 1976 and The American China Trade: Foreign Devils to Canton, 1783 – 1843, Viking Press, Inc., NY 1974 (both co-written with Miriam Butts). As an art historian she wrote two articles on Albert Gallatin Hoit, Antiques Magazine, November, 1972 and on the Kittery, ME artist Russell Cheney. In the early 80's she enjoyed her work as a Stringer for Life Magazine. In recent years she was co-editor and contributor to Sandwich NH 1763 – 1990 "A Little World by Itself", 1995. Trish was one of the founding directors of Gallery on the Green in Lexington, MA. She exhibited her passion to serve the young by creating a program for gifted children on poetry and writing in the Boston Public Schools in the early 1970's. She also served as the President of the Lexington Association of Children with Learning Disabilities (1968 – 1970). Trish also instituted the "Art Op" program at the Lexington High School (1976 – 1978). She served as the President of the Sandwich Historical Society (1973 – 1976), Trustee of the New Hampshire Historical Society (1980- 1988) Vice President of the New Hampshire Historical Society (1985 – 1988), Overseer of Strawbery Banke (1987-1991), and was Trustee of Strawbery Banke (2001 - 2004). She served on the Board of Directors (1995 – 1997) and first Chair of the Exhibits Committee for the Portsmouth Athenaeum, and was a current Commissioner of the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion (1999 – present) all of which evidenced her lifelong love of history.