Nan Hass Feldman: new work from China

The Red Sail II, mixed media sketch

 One of the intriguing things about Nan Hass Feldman's new series of work from China is the way many of the paintings are shown along with their companion sketches. Nan's visit to china was short, and she 'didn't want to miss anything', as she told us. She worked feverishly to record her observations in mixed media sketches. The sketches have an immediacy, a translucent quality that makes them quite different from the paintings. Their composition is nearly identical, but the paintings are larger, intensely vibrant, and rich in the texture and detail that are hallmarks of Nan's work.

The Red Sail, oil on panel

As artists, we delight in seeing the 'sneak preview', the sketch where the ideas come together and the decisions about form and color take shape. Certainly, the difference between the two is striking and palpable. 

Which do



See for yourself the sketches and accompanying paintings at

Better yet, there's really nothing like seeing the real thing. 

The gallery is now also open Thursdays, as well as Friday- Sunday from 11-5. 

Or call us, 508-879-4200, and we'll open the doors just for you!

Please join us on

Saturday, March 31, 6 – 8pm,

for an Artist's Talk with Nan Hass Feldman 

and Poetry Reading w

ith poet 





’s poetry has 


in many magazines over the years—The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The Nation, Poetry, and others.

A Sail to Great Island

, his most recent full-length collection, was awarded the 2004 Felix Pollak Prize in Poetry and published by the University of Wisconsin Press.  


 will also teach a

Pigment Stick Workshop, 

Saturday, April 14th, from 10am - 2 pm.

Using only pigment (oil) sticks, clear medium stick, color shapers, and paper, 


 will demonstrate and teach how to create painterly works that bridge the gap between drawing and painting. This portable, easy and versatile medium lends itself to spontaneity and complex surfaces, can be used for small or large works. 

$60/members, $72/non-members

min. 4 people, max. 12

Registration deadline: April 10

More info and registration at


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