Blanche Levitt Torphy
Blanche Levitt Torphy is a professional visual artist from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, who works in watercolor, pastels, acrylics, mixed media and collage. Torphy was a scientist and clinical pharmacologist for 18 years, and then began studying drawing and painting in 2000. She has studied watercolors and mixed media at the Wayne Art Center with Laurie Daddona since 2005, and has taken watercolor painting workshops with Jean Spicer, Doree Loschiavo, Frank Webb, Don Getz, and Mel Stabin. She also has studied pastel painting with Carol Kardon at the Main Line Art Center in Haverford from 2008 to 2010, and currently studying with Teresa DeSeve at the Wayne Art Center in PA. She has completed multiple workshops with renowned pastel artists Richard McKinley, Marla Baggetta and Susan Olgivie. She is a juried member artist and board member of ARTsisters, a Philadelphia-based group of women artists, as well as a juried member of the Delaware Valley Art League and the Philadelphia Sketch Club. She is an associate member of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society. Torphy has exhibited her paintings at numerous juried and invitational shows in the Philadelphia area since 2003. Through her love of art and a strong project management background, Torphy devotes much of her time to volunteering for various charitable organizations when she’s not painting.