Date of Award

Spring 2023

Document Type

Thesis Restricted

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



Committee Chairperson

Virginia Wood, Ph.D

Committee Member

Kristine Ervin, Ph.D.

Committee Member

Maureen McVeigh Trainor, M.F.A.


Thriller on Canvas tells the tales of classic mystery, suspense, and horror. This volume includes stories of three of Jamie Wyeth’s paintings brought to life including: “The Red House,” an island with its own lore; “New Year’s Calling,” the story of two wealthy sisters; and “Hill Girt Farm,” an exploration of psychological torture. All bound in one collection, the central question remains: Is any of this true? Or is the story of what you see on the canvas up to the viewer?