“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.”
Nina Weiss is a nationally renowned artist who has been painting and drawing the landscape for over 40 years. She holds a BFA from the Tyler School of Art and graduate study at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Further study includes pre-college instruction the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Art Students’ League of New York. Her work is held in private and corporate collections throughout the United States including United Airlines, Aetna Insurance, McDonalds, Eli Lilly, Avon, and United States Customs. Artist’s Residencies include the Ragdale Foundation, Artist in Residence at Acadia National Park, and the Vermont Studio Center. Her paintings and drawings can be seen in two Hollywood films: John Hugh’s “Just Visiting” and Harold Ramis’s “Ice Harvest” and in the T.V. series “Chicago Fire”. Solo shows include the Mary Bell Gallery, Great River Road Museum of contemporary Art, Union League Club and Union Street Gallery. Television and radio appearances include WBBM News radio 780 “Made in Chicago”, HGTV’s Artist’s Loft Segment; “Artist to Artist” with Enid Silverman, and “Inner Quest”; Infinity Foundation. Videos include an instructional Landscape Drawing DVD for Prismacolor Colored Pencils; and two videos for Bluprint.com. She taught a combined thirty six years at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and Columbia College Chicago. Nina currently teaches at the Evanston Art Center, the North Shore Art League, and the Chicago Botanic Gardens. Nina frequently teaches workshops throughout the Midwest and in her Evanston Art Endeavors Studio. She travels with students every summer to teach her European Landscape Painting & Drawing Workshops.