Born in Southampton, New York, Wilhelmina Howe was inspired by the beauty of the east end from an early age. Wilhelmina took classes at Guild Hall and the Parrish Art Museum, and summer days spent at Main Beach in East Hampton have been an inspiration for many seascapes.
Wilhelmina graduated summa cum laude from Stony Brook University with a BA in psychology, with a studio art minor. Wilhelmina was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. During her time in college, Wilhelmina studied painting, sculpture, design, and photography.
Wilhelmina exhibited her work at The Crazy Monkey Gallery in Amagansett, where her sculpture, American Addiction, was voted Most Thought Provoking at the annual juried show in 2008. Her painting, Waiting for More Evidence, was voted Most Thought Provoking at The Crazy Monkey in 2011. Wilhelmina has also exhibited at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery at Stony Brook University, Guild Hall in East Hampton, The Southampton Cultural Center, Paper Doll Vintage Boutique in Sayville, as well as other local businesses.
Wilhelmina enjoys creating a variety of work, including a series of abstract paintings focused on emotion and movement, local seascapes and landscapes including paintings of her favorite spots on local beaches, and local fields, and a series of spiritual works, often embodying the wild woman archetype and the inner peace found through meditation. Wilhelmina is currently working on a series of Irish landscapes after spending time surrounded by the natural beauty and history of Ireland.
Wilhelmina often paints with acrylic and oil paints, she loves traveling with her camera, capturing the beautiful and the unusual, and saving found objects for sculptures.