Sondra Freckelton (b. 1936) although she studied sculpture and horticulture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Chicago, began painting domestic still lifes in watercolor in the mid-1970s. This career shift brought Freckelton into the 1970s movement toward a new realism, allowing her to focus on the interplay and tensions created between two- and three-dimensional patterns. Her work has been included in numerous exhibitions and publications dealing with contemporary American realism, still life, and watercolor painting at museums and galleries such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Museum of American Art in Washington, D.C., and the Oglethorpe Museum in Georgia. She lives and works in Oneonta, New York.