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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:48 pm 
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Ahlin was educated at Boston University, the Corcoran College of Art + Design with Gene Davis of the Washington Color Field Painters, Sumi-E Brushwork with Keiko Hiratsuka, and Sous Chef for Julia Child on the French Chef TV series. A former pilot and consultant to the President’s Aviation Commission, she served for a dozen years as VP Congressional Liaison of USAirways in the nation’s capitol.

One day, however, at the age of 40, she chucked the Amelia Earhart life for the Georgia O’Keefe life and did what she always wanted to do --- Just Paint!

She founded an inner city school in Washington, DC, the Boat House Art School, was Adjunct Professor at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida for 10 years, and Artist-In-Residence a the Art & History Museums in Maitland. Her own art study tours in the United States and abroad have included Copenhagen, Purtugal’s Algarve, France/painting in Monet’s Giverny Gardens, Assisi and Venice, Italy, as well as Workshops across the United States. Among them, several islands - Whidby, Mackinac & Monhegan Island, Maine, C&O Canal, DC, and Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico.

Distinguished by numerous awards, Ahlin’s work has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally in museums. She has had 40 solo shows and her paintings hang at Universal Studios in Florida, the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, DC, in three Embassies there, and in the private collections, most recently that of Actors Robert Stack and Richard Chamberlain, Baryshnikov, the dancer, Emily & Glenn Tremml of Vero Beach, Mr. & Mrs. Robert Montgomery, Palm Beach.

She is a frequent juror of watermedia competitions. Ahlin’s work is at the watergate gallery, Washington, DC, the Lupine Gallery on Monhegan Island, she is a Past President of the Florida Artists Group, American Watercolor Society, Associate member of Florida Watercolor Society and is listed in “Who’s Who of American Women”.

Jeffrey W. Shonkwiler

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