Bruce Nickerson   Watercolors
 

    I grew up on the South Shore, and graduated from Mass College of Art with a degree in Industrial Design. The trade show industry has been my main occupation for the last 36 years.

    Although I occasionally forayed into watercolors, it’s only in the last three years that I have really concentrated on painting. Watercolor painting can be extremely loose and fluid, sometimes very tight and controlled, or a blend of the two extremes. That is what I enjoy about the medium. One never knows which way it’s going to go in a painting. Each painting presents an opportunity to learn, to grow, and overcome challenges.

    I favor natural themes for my paintings, mostly flowers and landscapes. Many of the flowers are from my own yard. I always carry a camera with me in case an interesting shot presents itself. Photos are a great reference source when composing a painting, and enable me to record scenes from a wide variety of places where it would be impractical to set up and easel.

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Education:

Massachusetts College of Art

Major: Industrial Design

Eastern Nazarene College

Master of Science in Marketing


Affiliations:

North River Arts Society

Exhibited at the following juried shows:

North River Arts Society Festival for the Arts 2011, 2012, 2015

Pembroke arts festival in 2008 – 2015

Plymouth Guild Annual Show 2010

Duxbury Art Association Winter Show 2011, 2015


Other shows:

NRAS members’ show 2015

Plympton Public Library solo show 2012, 2015

South Shore Natural Science Center “Beyond the Garden Gate” Show 2013

South Shore Natural Science Center 3 person show 2014

Ventress Library 2 person show 2013

Scituate Harbor Yacht Club group show 2014

Scituate Arts Festival Members’ Show 2013

Hanover Hunt and Riding Club group show, 2011

Pembroke Public Library 2 person show 2011