“I hope to draw the viewer into a heightened vision of gesture and hue, painting nature with colors that are intense, lush, and dramatic. I strive to push the work beyond ideas of traditional landscape. Teasing out the complex colors of nature, creating layers of contrast, line, and form; I present the viewer with a new; intense experience of landscapes both at home and abroad.” ARTIST BIO
Nina Weiss has been painting and drawing the landscape for over thirty years. Originally from New York; she moved to the Midwest in 1980. Her work is represented in private and corporate collections including United Airlines, Aetna Insurance, McDonalds, Eli Lilly, and Avon. Her work can be seen in two Hollywood films; “Chicago Fire” TV series; & is licensed in prints and posters. She exhibits widely and is represented by galleries throughout the U.S. Her instructional videos can be seen at Craftsy.com & the Prismacolor website. Publications include the books “100 Artists of the Midwest”; “Artists Homes & Studios” & “The Chicago Art Scene”. Nina travels frequently to document the landscape at home and abroad; completing her large-scale landscape paintings in her Highland Park; IL studio. She teaches throughout the year; and travels with students to Europe every summer for her Landscape Workshops.