Colorful realism coming to Miles Hospital Hall Gallery
Beginning Feb. 10, the hallways of the Miles Memorial Hospital will be filled with landscapes, seascapes, flowers and creatures, an array of bright paintings by local artist Judy Nixon through March 16.
After moving from Massachusetts to Maine almost 20 years ago, Judy Nixon was able to dedicate more time to pursuing her interest in fine art. Having worked in the accounting field for many years, she appreciated having the freedom to explore her creativity by studying with several local artists whose work she admires.
Because of its great beauty and small town atmosphere, Nixon and her husband chose the Bristol area to relocate, where she loves to paint the magical place she now calls home, the Pemaquid peninsula. Whether it is an iconic landmark, or the creatures or flowers in her own yard, she feels a personal connection to her subjects. Nixon also gets excited about capturing the wonderful island atmosphere of Monhegan whenever she gets a chance to visit. Light and color are important to her, and she is always eager to learn new techniques and experiment with new subject matter.
Although her primary medium is watercolor, she also enjoys painting in acrylics and gouache. Using images from her paintings, she also makes note cards, calendars and small reproductions.
Nixon has been the featured artist at local banks, libraries, and non-profit associations, and has participated in local art exhibits and benefit auctions in the area. Her work has been accepted into and received awards at juried shows in the midcoast and Augusta regions.
Memberships include the Pemaquid Group of Artists at Lighthouse Park in Pemaquid, River Arts in Damariscotta, Boothbay Region Art Foundation in Boothbay Harbor, and the Harlow Gallery in Hallowell.
Judy Nixon and fellow artist Virginia Forrest will be featured at the Southport Memorial Library in Southport from May through June.
Miles Memorial Hospital is located at 35 Miles St., Damariscotta.