Nancy Simonds

Linden Harbinge

Linden Harbinge
Gouache on Paper, 30 x 30, $1750

Calming Blues I

Calming Blues I
Gouache on Paper, 24 x 24, $1450

Going Green

Going Green
Gouache on Paper, 29 x 41, $1500

Calming Blues II

Calming Blues II
Gouache on Paper, 24 x 24, $1450

Cerulean Stream

Cerulean Stream
Gouache on Paper, 30 x 30, $1750

Red Set

Red Set
Gouache on Paper, 30 x 22, $800

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras
Gouache on Paper, 40 x 40, $4500

Blue Green Flow

Blue Green Flow
Gouache on Paper, 30 x 30, $1750

Oak Colors I

Oak Colors I
Gouache on Paper, 22 x 30, $1100

Oak Colors II

Oak Colors II
Gouache on Paper, 22 x 30, $1100

Triangle Vertical Stack I

Triangle Vertical Stack I
Gouache on Paper, 53 x 21, $2750

Triangle Vertical Stack II

Triangle Vertical Stack II
Gouache on Paper, 53 x 21, $2750

Yellow Series II

Yellow Series II
Gouache on Paper, 30 x 30, $1350

Red Small

Red Small
Gouache on Paper, 12 x 22, $525

December Group

December Group
Gouache on Paper, 12 x 18, $525

Fall 08

Fall 08
Gouache on Paper, 20 x 41, $1100

Blues in High Summer I

Blues in High Summer I
Gouache on Paper, 16 x 16 Framed, $950

Blues in High Summer II

Blues in High Summer II
Gouache on Paper, 16 x 16 Framed, $950

Flow Blues

Flow Blues
Gouache on Paper, 48 x 21, $2350 Unframed

Afloat IV

Afloat IV
Collaged Gouache on Paper, 29 x 41, $1875

Floating I

Floating I
Collaged Gouache on Paper , 21 x 60, $3250

Deep Shadows

Deep Shadows
Gouache on Paper, 29 x 29, $1350

Fall Blues

Fall Blues
Gouache on Paper, 29 x 29, $1350

Fall Blues II

Fall Blues II
Gouache on Paper, 29 x 29, $1350

Artisanal Blues I

  Artisanal Blues I
Gouache on Paper, 12 x 12

Artisanal Blues II

  Artisanal Blues II
Gouache on Paper, 12 x 12

Moment Vernal

  Moment Vernal
Gouache on Paper, 42 x 42

Summer Ocean Blues IV

  Summer Ocean Blues IV
Gouache on Paper, 14 x 14 Framed

Eel Grass Lime

  Eel Grass Lime
Gouache on Paper, 30 x 41

Summer Ocean Blues V

  Summer Ocean Blues V
Gouache on Paper, 14 x 14 Framed

Teal and Marigold

  Teal and Marigold
Gouache on Paper, 21 x 48

Serpentine/Eggplant

  Serpentine/Eggplant
Gouache on Paper, 21 x 48

Grays & Fog

  Grays & Fog
Gouache on Paper, 21 x 53

Ovoid Series

  Ovoid Series
Various colors and sizes available

Undulating Blues

  Undulating Blues
Collaged Gouache on Paper , 21 x 48

Radiate

  Radiate
Collaged Gouache on Paper , 36 x 36

Ovoid Series

  Ovoid Series
Various colors and sizes available

Ovoid Series

  Ovoid Series
Various colors and sizes available

Summer Blues

  Summer Blues
Gouache on Paper, 17 x 18

Ovoid Series

  Ovoid Series
Various colors and sizes available

Summer Violet

  Summer Violet
Winches Gouache on Paper, 17 x 18

Ovoid Series

  Ovoid Series
Various colors and sizes available

Ovoid Series

  Ovoid Series
Various colors and sizes available

Ovoid Series

  Ovoid Series
Various colors and sizes available

Ovoid Series

  Ovoid Series
Various colors and sizes available

Ovoid Series

  Ovoid Series
Various colors and sizes available

Ovoid Series

  Ovoid Series
Various colors and sizes available

Red Cascade II

  Red Cascade II
Gouache on Paper, 29 x 29

Calm Blues II

  Calm Blues II
Gouache on Paper, 21 x 53

Blues and Some Reds

  Blues and Some Reds
Gouache on Paper, 12 x 42

Linden Harbinge thumbnail
Calming Blues I thumbnail
Going Green thumbnail
Calming Blues II thumbnail
Cerulean Stream thumbnail
Red Set thumbnail
Mardi Gras thumbnail
Blue Green Flow thumbnail
Oak Colors I thumbnail
Oak Colors II thumbnail
Triangle Vertical Stack I thumbnail
Triangle Vertical Stack II thumbnail
Yellow Series II thumbnail
Red Small thumbnail
December Group thumbnail
Fall 08 thumbnail
Blues in High Summer I thumbnail
Blues in High Summer II thumbnail
Flow Blues thumbnail
Afloat IV thumbnail
Floating I     thumbnail
Deep Shadows thumbnail
Fall Blues thumbnail
Fall Blues II thumbnail
Artisanal Blues I thumbnail
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Moment Vernal thumbnail
Summer Ocean Blues IV thumbnail
Eel Grass Lime thumbnail
Summer Ocean Blues V thumbnail
Teal and Marigold  thumbnail
Serpentine/Eggplant thumbnail
Grays & Fog thumbnail
Ovoid Series thumbnail
Undulating Blues thumbnail
Radiate thumbnail
Ovoid Series thumbnail
Ovoid Series thumbnail
Summer Blues thumbnail
Ovoid Series thumbnail
Summer Violet thumbnail
Ovoid Series thumbnail
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Red Cascade II thumbnail
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Artist Statement

I make large-scale abstract gouache paintings on paper. In each of my BLOCK STACK and OVOID series different arrangements of blocks, ovals and colors create a feeling of transcendent order. These images are anti-chaos. All strive for a connection to a moment for reflection, a moment of resolution and calm. My gouache works feature luxuriant protean color and are infused with sublime soft texture.

In painting each piece there is an experience of exhilaration and renewal. In each painting I stack and pile simple shapes, placing then sizing and creating visual relationships that build to larger rhythms. My best paintings work like Japanese haiku; each image is paired down to its essentials and each becomes a complete world of its own. In these paintings I aim for an effect deeper than the joy of beautiful surface and color; I want to generate visual places, points of departure for states of serenity and contemplation.

In my OVOID series, squares without edges, I enjoy the play of organic shapes against the white of the background creating tension as the ovals touch or separate in varying degrees. These images reflect velvety textures such as moss covered earth as well as disparate edges, sizes and patterns coexisting in nature. Each shape is drawn and carved out by the edge of the brush.

I use gouache paint on Reeves printmaking paper, achieving a translucency and depth of color; I blot and dab myriad hues to create complex and delicate surfaces. It is the thrill of potential in each new piece that keeps me exploring in the studio.