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  About the artist

Ginny Nickerson Low Tide at Cow Yard,
North Chatham

Pastel
Size: 44" x 31"
Framed size: 49.5" x 35.5"
$6,725
 
Ginny Nickerson Going Home
Pastel
Size: 24" x 40"
Framed size: 28.5" x 44.5"
$3,800
 
Ginny Nickerson Splash of Color, Provence
Pastel
Size: 20" x 16"
Framed size: 25" x 21"
$1,800
 
Ginny Nickerson Drifting Mist
Pastel
Size: 25" x 48"     
 
Ginny Nickerson Windswept
Pastel
Size: 27" x 64"     
Framed: 31.5" x 68"
$7,950
 
Ginny Nickerson Along the Coast
Pastel
Size: 33" x 25"     
Framed: 37" x 29.5"
$2,950
 
Ginny Nickerson Salt Marsh Way II
Pastel
Size:5" x 8"     
Framed: 11.5" x 14.5"
$550
 
Ginny Nickerson Bassing Harbor
Pastel
Size: 23" x 19"     
Framed: 28" x 23.75"
$1,800
 
Ginny Nickerson Ivan Bassett
Pastel
Size: 23.5" x 19.5"     
Framed: 28.5" x 24.5"
$1,800
 
Ginny Nickerson Dunes at High Tide
Pastel
Size: 5" x 8"     
Framed: 11.5" x 14.5"
$550
 
Ginny Nickerson Boat House in Fall Colors
Pastel
Size: 6" x 5"     
Framed: 12" x 10.5"
$395
 
Ginny Nickerson Misty Morning
Pastel
Size: 19" x 23"     
Framed: 23" x 27"
$1,800
 

“I feel privileged to live in a place of such ever-changing beauty. My goal is to convey the softness of the light on the water, sand and dunes in my pastel paintings. The atmosphere on the Cape is so soft because we are surrounded by water. Being out on the beaches and water in the early morning mist, to be able capture this beauty....I can think of nothing more wonderful. Everyday I wake up and am thankful that I now have the time to create on paper what is so pleasing to the visual eye.”

A twelfth generation Cape Codder whose roots go back to the Mayflower and also to William Nickerson, who founded Chatham, Ginny Nickerson received her formal education at Garland Junior College in Boston, Ma. and The University of Denver, Co. where she received a BA in Printmaking. The summer of 1970 she spent two month on a tour of Europe visiting 12 countries and seeing many of the museums and pieces of art which she had been studying. This trip had a lasting impression on her and helped mold her love of art into a career. After college she returned to her hometown, Chatham, on Cape Cod where she and her sister, Rachel Nickerson Luna opened The Nickerson Gallery for the summer of 1973.

Ms. Nickerson moved to the Worcester, MA. area after she married and started producing watercolors of flowers. Her work was shown at Hogan Art Gallery, Orleans, Ma., Schnabel’s Gallery, Hingham, Ma. and several art co-ops in the Worcester area. From 1978 to 1984 she worked directly with clients creating custom paintings to suit their decorative needs.   

In 1984 a change of careers occurred when Ginny moved back to Cape Cod and purchased her family business, The Children’s Shop, inc. Divorcing in 1992, she dedicated her energies to her store and after 22 years of retail business and celebrating the stores 50th anniversary in 2005, she sold her store so she could spend more time creating her art work.

Ms. Nickerson has studied with many master pastelists over the years including, Carol Garvey, Rosalie Nadeau, Susan Ogilvie, Sally Strand, Terry Ludwig and Margaret Dyer, learning new techniques in pastels. Ginny is a member of The Creative Arts Center, The Pastel Society of Cape Cod and Cape Cod Art Association, becoming an ARTIST member, 2006.

Currently, Ginny is working on a series of people shellfishing. “I personally love to go out on the clam flats and dig for clams. There is something therapeutic about the quiet, the smell of the water, the air and then there is the bonus of taking home something to eat that you have harvested. I admire the people who have chosen to work so hard to provide us with shellfish and fish. I realized that I wanted to document this wonderful way of life as well as acknowledge and honor the shell fishermen and women. They have had a difficult time, especially in the last 15 years, with changing government regulations and the increasing problems with nitrogen loading in our embayments. When I started my first painting I realized I was really excited about this series and felt privileged to be able to paint such a diversified and dedicated group of people. I’m having a great time photographing and painting all that I love about the Cape and I’m meeting lots of wonderful people in the meantime who are doing something that they love to
do!”

She and business partner Shareen Davis owned and operated Nickerson Art Gallery on Main Street in Chatham for 7 years and recently decided to close their Gallery to make more time for creating their passions. Ginny is excited about having time for new adventures and is pleased to be represented at Gallery Antonia.

Education & Training

  • A.A. Garland Junior College 1968-1970, Boston, MA
  • B.A University of Denver, 1970-1973, Denver, CO

Selected Exhibits

  • Guest artist, Gallery 31, Orleans, MA Oct, 2007
  • Nickerson Art Gallery, Chatham, MA July, 2009
  • Cultural Center of Cape Cod, Yarmouthport, MA Sept. 2009
  • Nickerson Art Gallery, Summer Solstice Show, June, 2013
  • Nickerson Art Gallery, As We See It Show, August, 2014
  • NAMA “Rock the Boat”, Center for the Arts at the Armory, Somerville, MA, 2014
  • Nickerson Art Gallery, As We See It Show, August, 2015
  • Creative Arts Center, Third Annual September Invitational, Chatham, MA 2015

Juried Shows and Awards

  • Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, “For Pastels Only on Cape Cod” 2003. "Summer
    Path” Airfloat award
  • Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, “For Pastels Only on Cape Cod”, 2005
  • Creative Arts Center, Chatham, MA. “Essence of Cape Cod”, 2005
  • Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, “Annual Member Show”, 2005
  • Creative Arts Center, Chatham, MA, “All Cape Cod Art Show”, 2006
  • Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, “For Pastels Only on Cape Cod”, 2006
  • Creative Arts Center, Chatham, MA, “The Colors of Fall”, 2006
  • Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, “For Pastels Only on Cape Cod”, 2008. Best
    of Show
  • Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, Members Show 2010
  • Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, “For Pastels Only on Cape Cod”, 2010
  • Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, “For Pastels Only on Cape Cod”, 2013
  • Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, “For Pastels Only on Cape Cod”, 2014

Professional

  • Co-Owner of The Nickerson Gallery, Chatham, MA 1973
  • Hogan Art Gallery, Orleans, MA
  • Schnabels Gallery, Hingham, MA
  • Creative Arts Festival of Chatham, MA
  • Bancroft School, Christmas Fair, Worcester, MA
  • Clever Hand Co-Op, Sudbury, MA
  • The Northborough Co-Op, Northborough, MA
  • Wynne-Falconer Art Gallery, Chatham, MA
  • Co-Owner of Nickerson Art Gallery, Chatham, MA 2009-2016
  • Gallery Antonia, Chatham, MA 2016-

Memberships

  • The Creative Arts Center of Chatham, MA
  • The Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod
  • Cape Cod Art Association, ARTIST member, 2006

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