Landscape oil paintings of Martha's Vineyard by Nina Gomez Gordon will be on view at Old Sculpin Gallery.
"My plein air paintings convey a sense of a place rather than a specific moment. I return to familiar haunts repeatedly until I am done. They are literally the common ground where artist and viewer meet. Those who have been to the locations recognize the feeling of being there rather than the literal; those who have not been there often feel as if they had. Beginning and ending the painting on location allows me to get to know the place intimately, at different times and weather conditions. I am then able to choose which of my favorite moments to include."
Nina earned a BA in fine art from Bowdoin College, and studied painting and sculpture at Maine College of Art and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Abstract paintings are currently on view at the Grill on Main in Edgartown. Archives at www.cobaltfineart.com
gallery talk by the artist on Thursday, July 19 at 7pm
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