Flower and Landscape watercolor and oil paintings
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.
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,
Its purpose, as described by the founders:
The mission of The Gallery At First Parish is to add another dimension
The Gallery is intended to be a service to the parish, the artist and the
Mary Jo Rines
Betty Lou Marple
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