Whitney was born in Connecticut, lived in Surrey, England, and currently resides in Richmond, Virginia. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Denison University, and her Post Baccalaureate Certificate and her Master of Fine Arts Degree from The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Whitney's work has been exhibited nationally and featured in various publications. Her pieces are in private collections throughout the United States and abroad. She is represented by The Photo Dog Art Gallery and Jessie Edwards' Studio (Block Island), Eisenhauer Gallery, (Edgartown) and Sugarlift (New York). She has taught drawing and painting courses at the high school and college level, and currently teaches at Brightpoint Community College (formerly John Tyler Community College) in Midlothian, Virginia.
I am interested in the physicality of paint and the infinite ways in which it can be applied to a surface.
Of great fascination to me is the sky – both its subtle, transitory qualities, and its ability to alter the landscape. Much of my work is focused on the atmospheric relationship between the sky and the attendant land and sea. In my work, I strive to integrate these realms through my use of atmosphere for both perceptual and metaphorical purposes.
Through skies, I seek to allude to the infinite province of the Divine. I reference my own environment by the depiction of places that hold importance to me.