For Naomi Nickerson, nature is personal.
Nature colors her perspective, arranges her view and marks her purpose as an artist.
Working in paint, Nickerson addresses the nature of the pastoral, the nature of nostalgia, and the nature of nature.
Nature, in Nickerson's hands, is not sunshine simplicity. Influenced by her work on a historic horse farm, Nickerson displays equal measure tenderness and skill in her classic equestrian renderings.
While adept in portraiture, Nickerson also creates evocative, contemporary landscape works. Her contemporary oil paintings reveal a strong sense of composition and design.
Based in Reno , Nevada , Nickerson holds a bachelor's degree in painting from the San Francisco Art Institute, and a master's of fine art degree from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her work has shown at galleries throughout Nevada , California , Virginia , Maryland and Washington DC .