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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- Maturango Museum — 2 One-Man Exhibitions
- Plein Air National Competition finalist — 2017
- UART Pastel National Competition finalist — 2017, 2016
- Torrance Artists’ Guild (TAG) Best of Show — 2016
- Pastel Society of Southern California (PSSC) Doug Dawson Award — 2015
Frances Nichols was a participating artist in the 2018 Rejoice in Art! Fair