WILMA BULKIN SIEGEL, M.D. is a retired oncologist who after retirement has dedicated her life to art. She was a pioneer in Oncology in Hospice and AIDS treatment founding one of the first hospices in the country in the late 70’s and being a part of the first AIDS team. She gave her knowledge to the AIDS presidential commission in Washington. She has been on international CNN for her healing art and has been a university commencement speaker on the subject of Creative Therapy receiving an honorary doctorate of Humane Letters.
Dr. Wilma Bulkin Siegel is one of the best and most prolific Watercolor Artists of the 20th and 21st centuries in the United States. Her large scales paintings, full of bright colors and painted with a distinctive brush stroke, produce admiration and a sense of joy that illuminates the place where they are exhibited. She is best known for her Series of Portraits inspired on what she called Social Realism: Holocaust Survivors and Liberators, Faces of Aids, Veterans Series, Children of the Modern Family Series, Muslim Woman in America, Spirituality Series and much more. Her paintings are in private collections and her series have been exhibited around the United States.
Flowers represent a life force with color and vibrancy. They are beginnings for the fruit that will grow and nourish the living. The choice of flowers is symbolic for hope for the future. Today there is a fear of total destruction of our planet earth with the greenhouse effect. In the show color represents the fire of life. When we see the overall total exhibition there are interspersed puzzles of flowers which have solutions, thus, there is an optimistic viewpoint for the future.
NOVEMBER 6th, 2023. Upcoming Exhibition at: