The New Hampshire Art Association will be holding a “Body of Work: Series IV” exhibition during the month of August at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery on State Street in Portsmouth featuring artist Nancy Dirubbo. NHAA holds several “Body of Work” shows throughout the year to give its members an opportunity to showcase a grouping of their works.
Dirubbo, a former nurse practitioner from Laconia, paints in oils and strives to use light and color to capture the serene in a still life and the dynamic energy in landscapes. She said the natural beauty of the Lakes Region of New Hampshire and the coast of Maine have a “profound effect” on her. “I am drawn to still life in a world that is anything but still. I have always been involved in many different creative arts and found great joy in oil painting. Instead of just retiring from my professional life in health care, which I loved, I rewired my passion into visual story telling using oil paint,” says Dirubbo. In this exhibit she
focuses on the abundance of summer florals in a style of traditional realism.
Her work can be found in private collections in NH, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Washington DC, and the state of Washington. Her work is also featured at the Booth Bay Regional Art Foundation, in Maine. She is also a juried member of Oil Painters of America.
NHAA is a not for profit art association was founded in 1940 and is one of the oldest art associations in the US. Artists must live and work in NH, Maine, Massachusetts or Vermont. Her exhibit will be shown August 4- August 29 with a public reception at the gallery August 6 from 5-8 pm. Come and celebrate summertime in downtown Portsmouth and enjoy this visual feast for the eyes and spirit.