Artist of the Month:
oil on linen by Nan Richmond
Nancy, a Dedham native, is a long-time art enthusiast and a promoter of art enrichment programs in
her community. Retired from a career in Nursing, she has enjoyed exploring art through both painting and photography. Nancy was the President of the Dedham Art Association (2012-2016).
“I was sketching with pencil and charcoal at an early age. It was after I raised my family that I rediscovered my art through experimentation with watercolor, acrylic and oil. Capturing a moment in time is my primary intention.
One of my favorite books is “The Art Spirit” by Robert Henri. In this, Henri offers many inspiring observations. He put it well when he said ‘A good painting is a remarkable feat of organization. Every part of it is wonderful in itself because it seems so alive in its share in making the unity of the whole and the whole is so definitely one thing.’ His words, my motivation!”
Nan’s Memories about Dedham Art Association for our 30th Anniversary Year
“I joined Dedham Art Association in 2010 and became a regular at the weekly painting group. My experience was limited at the time, but I had a lot of support and encouragement. The monthly art demonstrations and seasonal workshops were a springboard toward my newfound passion.
It was a privilege to paint with past presidents Ann Coco and Bev McNeill. Marie Johnson and I became fast friends. Her art, her friendliness and renowned baking skills won me over!
There are professional artists that have stood out over the years and continue to offer Dedham Art their skill and expertise.
They include Nancy Sargent Howell, a superb watercolorist, impressed me with her skill and generous spirit; David P. Curtis, an extraordinary oil painter, has been a great teacher and mentor. His critiques are enlightening! And, Dianne Panarelli Miller, a frequent demonstrator, awed us all with her portrait demos."