CSL Public Library to feature watercolourist Phyllis Nashen, May 30 to July 2, 2019

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Phyllis Nashen

Phyllis Nashen

 

For Phyllis Nashen, a resident of Cote Saint-Luc for more than 60 years, art has always been in her blood. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Phyllis recalls being active in painting and drawing from her earliest memories.

Always interested in the fine arts, Phyllis painted in oils with Hermann Heimlich for six years.  After his death she enrolled in courses at the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts with Seymour Segal and Chaki.  She has worked in oil paints, watercolour, stone sculpting, stained glass, ceramics, mosaics and various other art forms for nearly 50 years.

Mad Cow, watercolouir by Phyllis Nashen

Mad Cow, watercolour by Phyllis Nashen

Watercolour has become her favourite pastime since studying with Rita Briansky and Shirley Katz.  She also studied with Myrna Brooks Bercovitch, SCA. She delves into abstract realism and has developed her own style which is the use of bright colours and she loves to paint flowers. In fact, she paints a flower somewhere in most of her paintings, like a signature. 

Her latest foray into the abstract brought out her passion for art and painting, to the point when she is at her easel she is totally lost in the emotion of the subject and forgets to eat.

Phyllis has displayed her works at the Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors where she was an active volunteer, as well as at The Fraser-Hickson Library, Galerie Mile End, the Boca Raton Museum School of Art and at the Cote Saint-Luc Public Library.

Music Music Music, watercolour by Phyllis Nashen

Music Music Music, watercolour by Phyllis Nashen

Painting for Phyllis is a form of therapy and a way of life. She manages to paint just about every day, even if its only for an hour or two.

“Phyllis is an exceptional artist and we are delighted to welcome her back to the Art Gallery of the CSL Public Library for her second exhibit in three years,” said Mayor Mitchell Brownstein. “We are fortunate to count Phyllis among the incredibly talented artists from Cote Saint-Luc.”

Her latest creations will be exhibited in the Cote Saint-Luc Public Library Art Gallery, from May 30 through July 2, 2019, where she will be exhibiting 20 of her watercolour paintings. Come see the exhibit located at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. It is open from 10 am to 10 pm on Saturday to Thursday and 10 am to 6 pm on Friday. The library is open noon to 5 pm on legal holidays.

See more of Phyllis Nashen’s work at FineArtAmerica.com (fineartamerica.com/profiles/phyllis-nashen.html).

Road to Nowhere, watercolour by Phyllis Nashen

Road to Nowhere, watercolour by Phyllis Nashen

 

CSL Community Art Space to feature works by Phyllis Nashen

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Phyllis Nashen

Phyllis Nashen

For Phyllis Nashen, a resident of Cote Saint-Luc for nearly 60 years, art has always been in her blood. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Phyllis recalls being active in painting and drawing from her earliest memories.

Always interested in the fine arts, Phyllis painted in oils with Hermann Heimlich for six years.  After his death she enrolled in courses at the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts with Seymour Segal and Chaki.  She has worked in oil paints, watercolour, stone sculpting, stained glass, ceramics, mosaics and various other art forms for more than 40 years.

Mad Cow, watercolouir by Phyllis Nashen

Mad Cow, watercolour by Phyllis Nashen

Watercolour has become her favourite pastime since studying with Rita Briansky and Shirley Katz.  She also studied with Myrna Brooks Bercovitch, SCA. She currently delves into abstract realism and has developed her own style which is the use of bright colours and she loves to paint flowers. In fact, she paints a flower somewhere in most of her paintings, like a signature. 

Her latest foray into the abstract brought out her passion for art and painting, to the point when she is at her easel she is totally lost in the emotion of the subject and forgets to eat.

Phyllis has displayed her works at the Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors where she was an active volunteer, as well as at The Fraser-Hickson Library, Galerie Mile End, the Boca Raton Museum School of Art and at the Cote Saint-Luc Public Library.

Music Music Music, watercolour by Phyllis Nashen

Music Music Music, watercolour by Phyllis Nashen

Painting for Phyllis is a form of therapy and a way of life. She manages to paint just about every day, even if its only for an hour or two.

Her latest creations will be exhibited at the Community Art Space, in the Cote Saint-Luc Public Library, where she will be exhibiting 20 of her watercolour paintings. Come see the exhibit in the Library’s Community Art Space located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. from April 28 through May 29.

See more of Phyllis Nashen’s work at FineArtAmerica.com (fineartamerica.com/profiles/phyllis-nashen.html).

Road to Nowhere, watercolour by Phyllis Nashen

Road to Nowhere, watercolour by Phyllis Nashen

 

A Passion 4 Colours: Exhibit from May 6 to June 6

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“An Overnight Success“, by Sid Burns

For Phyllis Nashen, a long time resident of Cote St. Luc, art has always been in her blood. Going as far back as 1965, under the tutelage of Herman Heimlich, she studied oil painting. And for the next fifteen years, Phyllis took classes with Seymour Segal and Chaki, at the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts.

By 1980, Phyllis made a change and decided to study water colour with Rita Briansky. This change really brought out her passion forart and painting, to the point when she is at her easel she is totally lost in the emotion of the subject and forgets to eat.

Currently, she is studying with Myrna Brooks Bercovitch, SCA. She currently delves into Abstract realism and has developed her own style which is the use of bright colors and loves to paint flowers. In fact, she paints a flower somewhere in all of her paintings, like a signature.

In 1997, Phyllis exhibited at The Fraser-Hickson Library, Montreal, then in 2008 at Galerie Mile End, Montreal and at the Boca Raton Museum School of Art, Boca Raton, Florida.

Painting for Phyllis is a form of therapy and a way of life. She manages to paint just about everyday, even if its only an hour or two.

Her “overnight success”, has brought her to the Eleanor London Cote Saint-Luc Public Library, where she will be exhibiting thirty of her water colour paintings, starting May 6th through June 6th, 2010.

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