Nancy Simonds makes large-scale abstract gouache paintings on paper. In each of her block stack and ovoid series different arrangements of blocks, ovals and colors create a feeling of transcendent order. These images are anti-chaos. All strive for a connection to a moment for reflection, a moment of resolution and calm. Her gouache works feature luxuriant protean color and are infused with sublime soft texture.
In her ovoid series, squares without edges, she enjoys the play of organic shapes against the white of the background creating tension as the ovals touch or separate in varying degrees. These images reflect velvety textures such as moss covered earth as well as disparate edges, sizes and patterns coexisting in nature. Each shape is drawn and carved out by the edge of the brush.
Nancy Simonds is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She maintains a studio in the South End of Boston. Her work has been shown at the Butler Museum of American Art, the Danforth Museum and the University of Maine Museum of Art. Simonds work is part of over 50 corporate collections. Her work is shown at galleries in Nantucket and Boston, Massachusetts; Concord, New Hampshire; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Warm Springs Gallery
12 Katydid Trail
Warm Springs, VA 24484
Gallery & Cafe Hours
April 1 – December 31, 2022
Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday
11 am – 3 pm
Ninth Annual Bath County
Plein Air Festival
September 26 – October 2, 2022
For seven days artists will paint picturesque scenes throughout Bath County. Visitors and locals will have the unique opportunity to observe artists as they paint on location.