A Lifetime of Art
"Everywhere I go, I see a painting waiting to be created." -N.D.
Award winning artist Nina Davidowitz has been creating art since she was a young child. Her current series of landscape paintings - modern and radiant - expresses the wonder of seeing the world through fresh eyes.
American artist Nina Davidowitz creates contemporary landscapes infused with color and light. Inspired by her surroundings, Nina uses her own photography as a guide to creating her crisp and vivid modern paintings.
Nina has been active as a professional visual artist for over 35 years. Her work has been featured in national and regional venues, and her avid collectors can be found along the east coast, from New York to Washington, DC to Palm Beach, Florida. Nina has received two national awards from the NSPCA (National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic) in 2014 and 2016 at the Salmagundi Club in New York City. In 2017 Nina was a featured artist in the summer issue of Acrylic Artist magazine. A long-time resident of Northeastern Pennsylvania, Nina currently resides in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Most of my artwork is based on a wonderful dance of color and form. I paint what I love, and what I love are these little glimpses of beauty that I come upon in my everyday world. I record these beautiful moments of illumination with photography, taking at least a hundred photographs a week. Of these many photos, perhaps one will inspire me to do a painting. The photograph has to have certain qualities to become a painting: a luminescent glow; an interesting palette of color; a balanced geometry of form. I have found over the years that my compositions have become increasingly simplified, with each scene pared down to its most basic elements. In this sense I can compare my artwork to that of a haiku poem. With this purposeful distillation a certain magic is created.
I hope my artwork will energize you, calm you, and mostly inspire you to find magical moments of beauty in our everyday world.
Born 1959, Pennsylvania, USA
1973-1977 Wyoming Seminary, Kingston, PA
1977-1981 B.A. Art History, Mount Holyoke College
2000-2004 M.F.A. Design, Marywood University
SELECTED ONE-PERSON EXHIBITS
2017 New Horizons, Rusty Flack Performing Art Center, Kingston, PA
2016 Paintings of Warmer Days, Circle Center for the Arts, Wilkes-Barre, PA
2014 Here and There, Hope Horn Gallery, University of Scranton, PA
2013 Illuminations, ArtWorks Gallery, Scranton, PA
2013 Full Spectrum, Connexions Gallery, Easton, PA
2012 Town & Country, Main Street Galleries, Kingston, PA
2005 Artwork of Nina Davidowitz, Misericordia University, Dallas, PA
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITS
2017 27th Annual All Florida Juried Arts Show, The Arts Council of Martin County, Stuart, FL
2016 62nd Annual Exhibit, (award winner), Nat'l Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic (NSPCA), Salmagundi Club, NY, NY
2014 61st Annual Exhibit, (award winner), NSPCA, Salmagundi Club, NY
2014 Second Time Around, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, VA
2014 60th Annual Exhibit, NSPCA, Salmagundi Club, NY
2013 Northeastern Regional Biennial (NY-NJ-PA), (award winner), Scranton, PA
2012 Essence of Form (3-person show), Misericordia University, PA
2011 The Art of the State 2011, State Museum of Pennsylvania
2006 Governor’s Awards for the Arts, PA