Alice Boynton

After receiving a degree in studio art from Ohio University and studying sumie painting with Masako Yamamoto, Alice Boynton worked as a textile designer and colorist in New York.

In 1978 she moved year round to Monhegan Island, where she has painted full time ever since. She studied painting with Don Stone; she is a member of Women Artists of Monhegan Island.

“I try to solve problems posed by traditional plein air painting. If I can satisfy the rules of western style painting and put the chi, the eastern requirement of life, or breath, into my work, then I feel that I have accomplished my goals in painting.”


Alice Boynton


  • Painting: Don Stone, Monhegan Is, ME
  • Drawing: Lynne Drexler, Monhegan Is, ME
  • Sumie painting: Masako Yamamoto, NY, NY
  • Weaving apprenticeship, Amrun, Germany
  • BFA with honors from Ohio University in studio art and art education

Professional Experience

  • Textiles sold at Winter Works
  • Textile designer and colorist for Greeff Fabrics and Orinoca Mills, NY,NY


  • Represented by Lupine Gallery, Monhegan Island, ME
  • Genzyme Corporate Gallery, Boston, MA
  • Koho Gallery, NY
  • Ohio University, Athens, OH
  • University of New England Gallery of Art


  • Invitational solo show at the Island Inn, Monhegan, ME
  • Lupine Gallery Annual Invitational Show
  • North River Gallery, Pembroke, MA Juried Portrait Show
  • “On Island” women artists of Monhegan show at University of New England
  • Genzyme Corporation “Visions of Hope”
  • Genzyme International traveling show to Japan, Portugal, and Washington, DC
  • Bonbonniere Bakery Food Show, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • NY public library and Chinese/American group shows in NY