I feel validated with Picasso's quote: "God is really only another artist, he made the elephant, giraffe and cat. He has no real style but keeps trying new ideas"
My work is an extension of my life. In one of my own quotes I say: "My focus in art is not the subject matter or style, but simply and solely the act of creating".
My art is a release of what I feel in that particular moment I place my first brush stroke. Within the past 14 months I lost both my mother and father leaving an inconsolable pain and void. Art and the process of creating has been the only thing that alleviates my grief. Happy memories of my life in the old country along with my parents and siblings fuel my work. I do not focus on the sadness but rather on how precious life is and how I need to continue to stay true to what I say and believe, with that said I must convey that "My painting starts after is finished", I do not know want to recreate the beauty around us but rather I want to feel it and convey it in the essence state and hoping that connects with the viewers. It is a thrill talking to the collectors of my work, I realize I am on the right track and it all begins by "Being Myself"!
Nella is an artist member of the National Association of Women Artists in New York City (NAWA).
Signature member of American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA)
Oil Painters of America
Artist Member of Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA
Artist Member and Board of Trustee Member of North Shore Art Association, Gloucester, MA
Former President of the Andovers Artists Guild - Andover, MA
Nella's art is part of private and corporate collections throughout the United States, Canada, Italy, France, Spain, England, Japan, Australia, Hawaii and New Zealand
Nella's art has been exhibited at:
Noyes Museum of Contemporary Art, Oceanville, NJ
The Mystic Seaport Maritime Gallery, Mystic, CT
The Whistler House Museum, Lowell, MA
The Coral Springs Museum, Coral Springs, FLA
The Salmagundi Club, NYC, NY
Monroe Center for the Arts, Hoboken, NJ
National Arts Club, NYC, NY
Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Gallery, NYC, NY
On going exhibits at the Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA
North Shore Art Association, Gloucester, MA
Churchill Gallery, Newburyport, MA
Lorica Gallery, Andover, MA
Peter Alpers, Andover, MA
Lakeside Gallery, Rolling Ridge convention/retreat center, North Andover, MA