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Nancy Woodland French - Garden & Landscape Paintings

Flower and Landscape watercolor and oil paintings
At the First Parish Art Gallery, January 9, 2004 – February 27, 2004

    Nancy Woodland French is an Artist who expresses herself in oil, watercolor and print making. Each medium enables her to explore themes, develop new ideas, and create different compositions. As an avid gardener, Nancy's love of flowers and landscapes reflect in her artwork.

    Nancy feels that : "To see things truly, I have to paint them. This process of looking, contemplating, developing the large masses, overlapping shapes and textures, enables me to find the abstract quality in what is before me. Slowly, I discover with many layers of paint, the real essence of what first engaged my curiosity. Eventually, the painting takes its own reality and matures into focus."

    Nancy received the "Fine Arts Award" for work she exhibited in the Spring '98 Awards Show of the Weston MA Arts Association. Nancy graduated summa cum laude from Cedar Crest College in Allentown, PA with a bachelors degree in fine arts. She has exhibited in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Staten Island and New Jersey. She has belonged to the Brooklyn Watercolor Society, the Salamagundi Club and the Staten Island Art Society. Her paintings are in the collections of many banks, nursing homes, restaurants and hospitals in the New York/New Jersey area. She is still represented on Staten Island by Terry Vanderbilt Fine Art Gallery and Mauro Graphics. Nancy was a watercolor instructor on the faculty of the Art Lab at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center in Staten Island and she taught watercolor for many years in Holmdel, New Jersey. Nancy frequently leads watercolor workshops and she now teaches watercolor classes for the Weston Recreation Department.

    Nancy recently moved to Lincoln, MA, where she lives with her husband, Peter, and works in her studio. 117 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773.

Gallery Exibit History

About the Mary Jo Rines Gallery At First Parish

The Gallery At First Parish opened September 17, 2000.

On September 13, 2011, the Standing Committee voted to name the Gallery in honor of its founder,
Mary Jo Rines, who died on September 4, 2011. A special exhibit of Mary Jo’s work was on display
in the Gallery from September 20 – September 30, 2011.

Its purpose, as described by the founders:

The mission of The Gallery At First Parish is to add another dimension
to the spiritual fabric of our lives by exhibiting the work of visual artists
who seek to contribute to a deeper understanding of the human condition.

The Gallery is intended to be a service to the parish, the artist and the wider community.

It is open to the public without charge 9 AM – 4 PM weekdays, and 9 AM – 12:30 PM Sundays.
Interested parties may also call the Church Office (781-893-7798) for other possible viewing times.

Exhibits are listed in the First Parish Event Calendar.

Gallery Exhibits
(The current or most recent exhibit is the last one listed.)

200001  Washburn  Tingley Bing Wheeler  Mongolian Youth  Grad  
200102 Rines Hsiung Brooks Frankel Dayton    
200203 Baker Randle Kusmin Thurber Ross Warren
200304 Cohen Poirier French Canty Yang    
200405 Cody  Sprayregen  Harper Pettee Ahern    
200506 Zoller Berger  Decaneas  Daley Greenfield Boyle  
200607 Ferrara Dverin Howell Tingley Haas Brown  Cirioni 
200708 Baker Lorenzen Wooding Hsiung Rines Dauge  
200809 St. Clair Mackles Doolin Dioguardi Urban Teens  Flanagan   
200910 Westra Grandin Passman  Fulenwider  Lord    
201011 Platais Hirsch Tischler Scaltreto Rosenbaum Talcott  AllGEN 
201112 Dahlgren Cooper Weeks   Smith   Kahn  Berkley   
201213 Rogers Salter Comerford Historical Goldberg Markoff   
201314 Grob Boyle Bauman Goren Saad Novetsky  
201415 Dayton Lucas i-concepts Sanders Carberry Cohen  
201516 Grob Stoddard  
2016 - 17 Randle         Artists for Humanity

Davis &
von Rumohr

Handy Rines        

Gallery Committee

Mary Jo Rines
Winky Merrill
Toni Junkin
Carol Hinckley
Karen MacDuffie
Betty Lou Marple
Wendy Wrean
Ellen Touart-Grob

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