Nancy Alimansky

Watercolor Silk Scarves Hand-Painted Ceramic Tiles
Randolph Street Studio

4 Randolph Street
Newton MA 02461

Masks are encouraged but not required.

Artist Contact Info:
(617) 244-2570
I started painting 34 years ago in watercolor, my primary medium. I also paint in oil. In the past few years I have been painting ceramic tiles using alcohol ink. My latest venture is hand-painting silk scarves and even some bookmarks.

For my watercolor and oil work my preference is to work outside “en plein air” rather than in the studio. Being on location increases my creative juices and helps me to maintain a spontaneous approach to the painting.

I am a signature artist member of the New England Watercolor Society and the Rhode Island Watercolor Society and an artist member of North Shore Arts Association, the Rockport Art Association and Museum and Newton Watercolor Society.

In the past 34 years I have exhibited in more than 185 juried exhibitions, including 30 national shows. A highlight for me was exhibiting a painting in the 136th International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society. I am listed in “Who’s Who in American Art.”

As artists we often are drawn to subjects, which have a strong emotional appeal. For me it is the New England coast, which I associate with my childhood. I always feel at peace when I am painting in that environment.

I was the founder of Highland Jazz Inc. in Newton and during my 20-year tenure I presented more than 175 live concerts. I liked to sketch during the concerts and jazz musicians continue to be an important subject in my work.

Even though I am a representational painter I am not interested in merely recreating a landscape or street scene. I try to capture the essence of a place and convey the emotion I feel from the scene.

Selected Awards and Honors

Honorable Mention, SeARTS Art on the Rocks Gloucester, MA 2022, Third Place, Cape Ann Plein Air Competition, August 2019, Traveling Show, Arts Guild of Old Forge, Adirondack National Exhibition, Old Forge, New York, 2006, First Place for Watercolor, Magnolia Arts Festival, Magnolia, MA, 2004, Honorable Mention, New England Watercolor Society Annual Members Show, 2004, Signature Artist, Rhode Island Watercolor Society, 2003, Gold Medal, Audubon Artists Annual Exhibition, 2002, C. Harris Memorial Award, Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Annual Members Show, 2001, John Singer Sargent Award, Rhode Island Watercolor Society, National Competition, 2000, Copley Artist, Copley Society, 1997


Artist Member, Audubon Artists, New York, New York, Artist Member, New England Watercolor Society, Artist Member, North Shore Arts Association, Gloucester, MA, Artist Member, Rhode Island Watercolor Society, Pawtucket, Rhode Island, Artist Member, Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA, Artist Member, Newton Watercolor Society

Reviews and Publications

Newton Watercolor Society, 2022 Calendar, Newton Watercolor Society, 2019 Calendar, Nancy Alimansky, “Echoes of Highland Jazz: Swingin’ in the Boston Suburbs 1983-2003,” June 2015, Infinity Publishing, Nancy Alimansky, “Right Foot First: A Memoir,” April 2012, Infinity Publishing, Stephen Doherty, “Landscapes and All the Jazz”, American Artist Magazine, October 2003, Rhode Island Watercolor Society, 2006 Calendar, New England Artists, 2004 Calendar, Brooks Pharmacy Publishers, The Best of Watercolor, volume 3, Rockport Publishers, Inc., 1999

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