Alida O’Loughlin is the featured artist this month for the Vineyard Haven Library’s Art of the Stacks program.

Ms. O’Loughlin is a photographer who went public with her calling late in life; she showed her work for the first time when she was over 70 years old. Since then she has made up for lost time and in 2003 won first prize for professional photography in both the landscape and seascape categories at the Martha’s Vineyard Agricultural Fair.

Ms. O’Loughlin grew up in Holland, close to the North Sea but now lives and works on Martha’s Vineyard where many of her more recent photographs

are taken.

Discussing her work, she said, “Growing up in Holland, close to the North Sea, there was always a special kind of light, an interplay between the sky, the clouds, the wind, the water and whatever sunlight might bring shadows.”

The exhibit is entitled, Moments of Light.

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