After a career in the airlines Ms. Coolidge switched gears and began painting and teaching watercolor. There were numerous shows, awards and teaching opportunities on both coasts leading to a studio in San Carlos and one in Nantucket, MA.
Her love of all the things Nature continues to mold and shape her specific themes, which reveal themselves in the sand dunes, skies, hiking trails and ocean motifs which can be found on walls of restaurants and galleries from CA to the UK, Washington DC and France.
She now paints large scale oils, but always with the eye looking toward making a connection to her subject matter. The piece titled "the Dish at Sunrise" is the result of the 15 years or so of waking and walking the trail near the Stanford Dish - something she says became deeply personal in the terms of the light, the colors of the seasons and her own response to the land and sky.