Moon Gates and Other Chinese Circles
A solo exhibition of watercolor collages by Nancy DuVergne Smith
March 1-30 at Galatea Fine Art in Boston's SoWa district

Nancy Duvergne Smith

Art is a burst of life that leaps from the artwork into the eyes, the brain, and the very cells of the viewer. It is visceral, enigmatic, pulsing with vitality. For me, form and watercolor are the expressions of this life force. I wet my brush and see what happens. Sometimes it’s wonderful, sometime not, but it’s always an adventure.

For subject matter, I love figures, waterscapes, abstracts, as well as plants. My style ranges from sensitive modulations of color and value to expressive work, often with calligraphic details.

When my brush touches my subject matter intimately, I feel successful.

Moon Bridge, watercolor collage, 22x29" framed

I fell in love with Chinese culture as a teenager. Perhaps because my father began to resemble a small Chinese man as he aged — and, indeed, there was a Chinese community where he grew up in the Mississippi delta. Maybe because it was the most exotic culture I could imagine.

Slowly I have made some of it mine. Nancy DuVergne Smith

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