Nancy Alimansky

Watercolor, Hand-painted Tiles & Silk Scarves
Randolph Street Studio

4 Randolph St
Newton Highlands MA 02461

Artist Contact Info:
(617) 244-2570
I started painting in 1989 and chose watercolor as my primary medium; it continues to be an exciting, fascinating and challenging medium for me. Currently, I am also painting in oils and experimenting with mixed media on hand-painted tiles. I also pain on silk and have created some beautiful scarves as well as some unusual bookmarks. Come early to see my whole collection.

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.

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. My favorite subjects are landscapes – harbors, and waterfront subjects particularly on Cape Ann, street scenes. I also enjoy painting cityscapes of Boston and suburban neighborhoods. To me, a good painting has bold colors, interesting shapes and a definite pattern of lights and darks. This is what I try to achieve in my work.

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. My painting “At the Studio” featuring a jazz trumpet player is currently on display in the Newton Fence Art program.

Awards and Honors:

I am listed in “Who’s Who in American Art.”
Awarded title Copley Artist at the Copley Society.
Signature artist member of both the New England Watercolor Society and the Rhode Island Watercolor Society.
Third Place Rockport Illuminations Competition August 2019
First Place for Watercolor, Magnolia Arts Festival, July 2008
Traveling Show, Adirondacks National Exhibition, 2006
Second Place for Watercolor, Magnolia Arts Festival, July 2004
Honorable Mention, New England Watercolor Society, Annual Members Show, January 2004
Gold Medal, Best in Watermedia, Audubon Artists, 60th Annual Exhibition, September 2002
C. Harris Memorial Award, Rhode Island Watercolor Society, 105th Annual Members Show, May 2001
John Singer Sargent Award, Rhode Island Watercolor Society, 7th Annual National Competition, October 2000

Reviews and Publications

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

In the past thirty-three 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 annual International Exhibition of the American Watercolor Society

Claudia Morris, Ann Woodbury, Betty Barrett
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