Nancy Stevens

Stevens left a successful career exhibiting and selling realistic paintings to explore ideas and methods. That resulted in HORIZON PAINTINGS, a 1995 exhibition of abstract paintings at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, IN TRANSIT, an exploration of autobiography, at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery in 2001, and PATHWAYS at St. Frances Xavier University in 2010. In January 2014 THE LIRI VALLEY PAINTINGS opened at The Beaverbrook Art Gallery, an exhibition honouring the sacrifice and memory of Canadian soldiers who fought in the WWII Italian campaign. After a 15-year career of teaching art, Stevens lives and works in Antigonish County.

About this exhibit, SPECTRA, Stevens says: “Life experiences expand thought and vision.  What began as an investigation of color for a Halifax exhibition last year has developed into a series of mixed-media paintings where sculptural elements challenge a painting’s flatness. Time is introduced as illusion. “Spectra” focuses on  color relationships connecting the figurative and abstract relief paintings.”

SPECTRA