Lois Foley was born in Groton, Vermont, in 1937. She was a women’s rights activists, a teacher, a lecturer, and most of all, a painter. Foley began her art studies at Boston Museum School of Art, She continued her studies at the University of Vermont, Burlington, and the art student’s league in NYC. She began exhibiting her figural and landscape work in the 70’s. In 1978 she realized that all of her prior work was just part of her movement toward abstraction, and in 1982 she exhibited a ten year retrospective and wrote an analysis of her work up to that point. Lois put a massive amount of work and meticulous planning into each piece she created – weaving complex narratives expressed in true abstraction. In the last decade of her life, Foley exhibited her works in more shows than in her entire career with exhibitions in Vermont, Connecticut, New York, Washington DC, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, and also overseas in Czechoslovakia, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland and Ireland. She spent the last three decades of her life honing her artistic skills and continued painting until her death at the age of 62 – leaving a large body of work unseen until recently.