Artist Lecture by Nancy Friese on October 23, 2015

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For three decades, Nancy Friese has continued to work on-site in the landscape and is known for monumental-sized watercolors and oils. All of her prints in woodcut, monotype and intaglio start in open-air. Her work is constructed of formal ideas and is based on her personal experiences and interests in a particular view and location. She has worked worldwide and, in this country, most frequently in Rhode Island, Connecticut, and her native North Dakota. Her recent large-scale works combine intertwining trees and foliage captured in vivid color.
“The poetry of Nancy Friese’s scenes, rendered with great self-assurance and painterly flair, lies in the fusion of empirical observation and the ambiguities of persona suspended just beneath the surface of all perceptual painting.”  John Arthur in Nancy Friese and the Practice of Plein Air Painting.

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Nancy will speak about the dynamic flow of working with oils, watercolors and print mediums and the distinctions of each.  She is represented by Cade Tompkins Projects, Providence, Rhode Island.