When I learned that Amber Benson’s character, due to appear in Episode 10, is called Mary Curtis, some other things came together quickly.
Michelle Stafford’s character is called Peggy Lewis. In Lambertville, NJ there is the Peggy Lewis gallery which is named after an artist and critic who helped start a network of local artists there. The law firm that Siobhan contacted about potential divorce proceedings was Pierce, Zimmerman, and McDonald. Waldo Peirce was “the American Renoir”, and a friend of Ernest Hemingway. Leo Wrye Zimmerman was a Louisville, Kentucky artist. He started the Society for the Arts in that city. And Peter McDonald is a well-known Japanese/American artist now living in London.
Oh yeah, Peggy Lewis’ husband works for Deltona and Avercamp. Deltona is a place in Florida, and so far as I can tell not the name of any artist of note, but Hendrick Avercamp was a 16th century Dutch painter who specialized in winterscapes.
Mary Curtis was a San Francisco impressionist painter and a member of the Worcester Group in the 1890’s.
Coincidence? I think not.