Coastal Light - Maine Coast

Coastal Light - Maine Coast

597.00

(GN19-022) Artist: Gwen Nagel, New Hampshire. Pastel. Framed in a gold leaf frame as shown, unmatted. UV-protected glass. 13.5" x 11.5" (framed size) Price does not include shipping. Please call or e-mail for shipping costs.

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About the Artist: Originally from Minnesota, Gwen Nagel painted in oils as a teenager and began studying art at the University of Minnesota. She switched majors, however, eventually earning a Ph.D. in English at Tufts University. Gwen taught writing and American literature at Harvard Business School, Tufts, Bentley College, and the University of Georgia until 1997, when she devoted herself full time to art.

Now a resident of New Hampshire, Gwen is a founding member and former president of the Plein Air Painters of the South East, and she maintains memberships in the Southeastern Pastel Society, Oil Painters of America, Pastel Society of America, and pastel societies and local art organizations in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. She has had several one-person shows, and her work has been included in numerous selected group exhibitions throughout the south and New England. Her artwork has also appeared on several book covers.

Gwen states, "I create paintings to capture a sense of place, to preserve a vulnerable landscape, to record the quality of light, and to spend time with other artists in beautiful places...I love [New England's] four distinct seasons, each with its unique character and appeal. As a landscape painter, I find the changing colors and atmosphere particularly engaging, from the peaches and limes of the early spring trees, the clear blue skies and deep green woods of summer, the explosion of fall's brilliant foliage, to the subtlety of the snowy landscape."

 

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