Painting: Nina Jerome
Marks and Color: Building Expressive Landscape Paintings– The workshop will develop strategies for personalizing our visual relationships with landscape by making daily warm-up drawings, building vocabulary of marks related to landscape structure, and discussing and recognizing the importance of color as a component of expression. Participants will draw and paint outdoors in the local surroundings to select landscape themes that both reflect their interests and develop a sense of place that is unique to Monson’s interior Maine environment. Daily studio time will be used for further development of work, as well as individual and group critiques. All levels are welcome, although some experience in drawing and painting is recommended.
Nina Jerome has been painting landscape in Maine for over forty years, finding inspiration in both natural and constructed environments. Within the last few years she has completed residencies in Iceland, Virginia, and Great Cranberry Island, extending that range even further. She has created paintings for fourteen public art projects in Maine including a series of six triptychs for the Penobscot Judicial Center in Bangor. Nina Jerome is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and the Rhode Island School of Design and taught drawing and painting at the University of Maine for twenty-seven years. She now pursues painting full time. web: ninajerome.com