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Nancy Simonds

Nancy Simonds Studio

"I love beautiful colors and color relationships above all. Clarity and resolved composition are important to me, too. It is the thrill of potential in each new piece that keeps me exploring in the studio."

Nancy Simonds creates abstract gouache paintings on paper. In each piece, different arrangements of colored blocks, ovals, and arcs create a feeling of ordered transcendence. These images are anti-chaos, infused with luxuriant color and sublime, soft texture.

Simonds uses gouache paint on Rives BFK printmaking paper. She applies the paint with a sable brush, achieving beautiful translucency and depth of color. The painting grows with a build up of shapes and complex color relationships. She uses a special blotting technique, dabbing the myriad hues to create delicate, textured surfaces.

Nancy Simonds attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston after receiving a BA from Smith College. She has had 25 years of studio practice in her studio in Boston. She works with several galleries as well as corporate art consultants and decorators; her work is represented in more than 50 corporate collections. She has had multiple solo shows at Graficas Gallery, Nantucket.

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Reds and Blues
Watercolor Painting

$ 875
Evening Reds I
Watercolor Painting

$ 950
Sea Foam Grays III
Watercolor Painting

$ 675
Sea Foam Spectrum
Watercolor Painting

$ 1,100
Sea Foam Blues II
Watercolor Painting

$ 850
Evening I
Watercolor Painting

$ 650
Lichen Blue Grays I
Watercolor Painting

$ 400
Sea Field
Watercolor Painting

$ 2,750
Spring Blues I
Watercolor Painting

$ 550
Cobalt and Teal
Watercolor Painting

$ 650
York River Blues I
Watercolor Painting

$ 400
Some Terra II
Watercolor Painting

$ 400
York River Blues II
Watercolor Painting

$ 400
Some Terra I
Watercolor Painting

$ 400
Lichen Blue Grays II
Watercolor Painting

$ 400
Spring Harbinger
Watercolor Painting

$ 1,550
Blues Afloat I
Watercolor Painting

$ 650
Cersis Spring 2020 II
Watercolor Painting

$ 400
Cersis Spring 2020 I
Watercolor Painting

$ 400
Small Blues 2020
Watercolor Painting

$ 400
Water's Edge and Blues
Watercolor Painting

$ 1,550
Indian Summer
Watercolor Painting

$ 1,550
Indian Summer (Small)
Watercolor Painting

$ 650
Serpentine Cobalt II
Watercolor Painting

$ 1,550
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Solo Show, Graficas Gallery, Nantucket , MA , 2007-2015
Solo Show, , 15th Street Studio, Boulder, CO, 2015
Beacon of Color, Public Art Installation, Cambridge , Ma, 2011
Reverie of Color and Shape/ Solo Show, Cambridge Arts Council, Cambridge, Ma, 2013
Warm Springs Art Gallery, Solo Show, Warm Springs Art Gallery, Warm Springs VA, 2019
Exhibition: A Gift of Color, Graficas Gallery, Nantucket, MA, 2020
Nancy Simonds, Artist of the Summer, Rusticator Shop, Seal Harbor, ME, 2020
Three Person Show, Portland Art Gallery, Portland, ME, 2019, 2021
Solo Exhibition, Works on Paper, Portland Art Gallery, Portland, ME, 2016