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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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Festival One
Watercolor Painting

$ 600
$ 420
Festival Two
Watercolor Painting

$ 600
$ 420
Festival Three
Watercolor Painting

$ 600
$ 420
Mardi Gras Four
Watercolor Painting

$ 850
$ 595
Sea Field
Watercolor Painting

$ 2,750
Mardi Gras Collage III
Watercolor Painting

$ 1,100
$ 550
Blues, Purples, and Sand
Watercolor Painting

$ 800
$ 560
Olive Light
Watercolor Painting

$ 800
$ 560
Mardi Gras Collage II
Watercolor Painting

$ 1,100
$ 550
Purples and Sand
Watercolor Painting

$ 800
$ 560
Mardi Gras Collage I
Watercolor Painting

$ 1,100
$ 550
Cobalt and Teal
Watercolor Painting

$ 650
York River Blues I
Watercolor Painting

$ 400
Spring Blues I
Watercolor Painting

$ 550
Some Terra I
Watercolor Painting

$ 400
York River Blues II
Watercolor Painting

$ 400
Some Terra II
Watercolor Painting

$ 400
Spring Harbinger
Watercolor Painting

$ 1,550
Blues Afloat I
Watercolor Painting

$ 650
Small Blues 2020
Watercolor Painting

$ 400
Cersis Spring 2020 I
Watercolor Painting

$ 400
Cersis Spring 2020 II
Watercolor Painting

$ 400
Water's Edge and Blues
Watercolor Painting

$ 1,550
Reds I
Watercolor Painting

$ 550
$ 385
Into Linden
Watercolor Painting

$ 500
$ 400
Purples and Fall Orange
Watercolor Painting

$ 850
$ 595
Spring Violet
Watercolor Painting

$ 700
$ 560
Beach Bounty I
Watercolor Painting

$ 400
$ 320
Terra II
Watercolor Painting

$ 350
$ 245
Arcing Blues
Watercolor Painting

$ 1,550
$ 1,240
Terra I
Watercolor Painting

$ 350
$ 245
Happy Ovoid Collage Grid
Collage & Watercolor Painting

$ 1,850
$ 925
Purples at Dusk
Watercolor Painting

$ 1,100
$ 880
Intertwining Reds and Blues
Watercolor Painting

$ 5,500
$ 3,300
Happy Ovoid Collage I
Collage and Watercolor Painting

$ 1,200
$ 600
Two Bar Inset
Watercolor Paintings

$ 950
$ 665
Happy Ovoid Collage II
Collage and Watercolor Painting

$ 1,200
$ 600
Afloat Grays II
Watercolor Painting

$ 400
$ 280
Afloat Grays I
Watercolor Painting

$ 400
$ 280
Recurrent Violet
Watercolor Painting

$ 2,750
$ 1,925
Indian Summer
Watercolor Painting

$ 1,550
February Blues II
Watercolor Painting

$ 350
$ 245
Indian Summer (Small)
Watercolor Painting

$ 650
Linden and Teal I
Watercolor Painting

$ 350
$ 245
Serpentine Cobalt II
Watercolor Painting

$ 1,550
Linden and Teal II
Watercolor Painting

$ 350
$ 245
Purple and Teal
Watercolor Painting

$ 650
$ 455
Desert Reds and Sunset
Watercolor Painting

$ 500
$ 350
Bar Inset Summer Yellows
Gouache Painting

$ 1,850
$ 1,480
Viridian Arc II
Watercolor Painting

$ 1,100
$ 770
Teal and Yellow
Watercolor Painting

$ 300
$ 210
Marigold Surge
Watercolor Painting

$ 4,200
$ 2,940
Central Stack Yellows
Watercolor Painting

$ 3,200
$ 1,600
12 Elements
Watercolor Painting

$ 4,000
$ 2,400
Four Line Inset
Watercolor Painting

$ 4,200
$ 2,520
Linden Stack
Watercolor Painting

$ 3,200
$ 2,240
Green/Purple Line Inset
Watercolor Painting

$ 1,850
$ 1,295
Black Bar Bisect
Watercolor Painting

$ 4,200
$ 2,520
Three Pairs Yellow and Chartreuse
Watercolor Painting

$ 4,500
$ 3,600
Green and Blue with Pink Surround
Watercolor Painting

$ 3,200
$ 1,600
Blue Interlock
Watercolor Painting

$ 4,200
$ 2,940
Central 8
Watercolor Painting

$ 4,200
$ 2,520
Blue Bar Bisect
Watercolor Painting

$ 4,200
$ 2,940
Six Over Nine
Watercolor Painting

$ 4,200
$ 2,940
Yellow Aperture
Watercolor Painting

$ 4,200
$ 2,100
Block Stack with Terra Cotta
Watercolor Painting

$ 5,200
$ 3,640
I Beam Stack
Watercolor Painting

$ 5,500
$ 3,300
5 Line Inset
Watercolor Painting

$ 3,350
$ 2,010
Block Stack with Cerise and Purple
Watercolor Painting

$ 4,950
$ 2,970
Vertical Line Stack Vernal
Watercolor Painting

$ 10,000
$ 7,000
Two Line Stack
Watercolor Painting

$ 4,950
$ 3,465
Some Reds
Giclee Print

$ 560
$ 392
Some Blues
Giclee Print

$ 560
$ 448
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Solo Show, Graficas Gallery, Nantucket , MA , 2007-2015
Solo Show, Graficas Gallery, 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