Frances Nichols

Desert Vista 1 - Frances Nichols

Visual experiences begin with light, and my intention is to portray the effects of light on the landscape. The California Impressionists, in whose tradition I follow, were determined to capture the true effects of light and its fleeting changes. Like them, I paint an “impression” rather than render fine detail, resulting in unfocused color and form creating the image. My subject matter is the coast, the Eastern Sierras, and the desert.

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Frances Nichols was a participating artist in the 2017 Rejoice in Art! Fair