HenrietteSimonPicker“We’re living in an upside down world.” Henriette Simon Picker

Artist Henriette Simon Picker, age 97, is not slowing down. In fact she’s speeding up — producing 70-80 paintings per year. After attending the Art Student League (1939-41), Mrs. Simon Picker went on to raise a family, and have a distinguish 45 year career designing shoes, with her painting back-burnered until she picked it up again at age 92. Her first solo show was three years later.

One of her latest works: Coney Island, 2014 is on display at Carter Burden Gallery in NYC, as part of a group show, through August 21, 2014.

Photograph: Stephen Wise