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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Blues in High Summer
Watercolor Painting

$ 550
Beach Bounty II
Watercolor Painting

$ 350
Summer Ocean Blues IV
Watercolor Painting

$ 350
Shoal to Deep Water
Watercolor Painting

$ 700
Quiet Currents II
Watercolor Painting

$ 1,350
Desert Reds and Sunset
Watercolor Painting

$ 500
Small Tide Pool
Watercolor Painting

$ 750
Viridian Arc II
Watercolor Painting

$ 1,100
Cersis Spring
Watercolor Painting

$ 1,100
Marigold Surge
Watercolor Painting

$ 4,200
Bright Blues
Watercolor Painting

$ 700
Teal and Yellow
Watercolor Painting

$ 300
Spring Blues II
Watercolor Painting

$ 900
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Solo Show, Graficas Gallery, MA , Nantucket , 2007-2015
Solo Show, Graficas Gallery, Boulder, CO, 15th Street Studio, 2015
Beacon of Color, Public Art Installation, Ma, Cambridge , 2011
Reverie of Color and Shape/ Solo Show, Cambridge, Ma, Cambridge Arts Council, 2013