For the month of August, Nancy Brossard will be the featured artist at the Adirondack Artists Guild (AAG). Her exhibit hosts a variety of new oil paintings, all started in plein air (on location), and finished in her home studio. Many of the paintings in this show were painted during excursions with Sandra Hildreth, a fellow AAG artist and longtime friend.
Nancy discovered a love of oil painting when she was 10 years old. She knew at that moment that she was going to always be a painter, a lifelong ambition that drove her to study Fine Art at UW Madison and Milwaukee. Brossard found much of her inspiration for this show in the water bodies around her house in Lake Clear, NY.
Nancy’s enthusiasm for painting sometimes gets the better of her; it’s not uncommon for her to return to previously-started paintings after completing several others, as is the case with two pieces of artwork in this collection. The paintings in question were started years ago while she was working at a Girl Scouts Camp in Fort Ann. Nancy finds herself drawn to moving water, whether painting from her dock on the lake or skiing toward a frozen stream with her easel in tow. Her plein air techniques imbue her paintings with light and color, capturing the natural beauty she witnesses every day.
The show opened with a reception on August 5, and will run through August 30.
St Regis Inlet, oil painting by Nancy Brossard. Photo provided by the Adirondack Artists Guild.
About the Adirondack Artists Guild:
The Adirondack Artists Guild is a cooperative retail art gallery representing a diverse group of artists residing and working in the Tri-Lakes region of the Adirondack Park. The gallery is located at 52 Main Street in Saranac Lake, NY. Call (518) 891-2615 for more information.
Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. The Adirondack Artists Guild is on Facebook, Instagram, and on the web at www.adirondackartistsguild.com.
Photo at top: Flume Falls, oil painting by Nancy Brossard. Photo provided by the Adirondack Artists Guild.
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