My work is based on the tradition of the early California Impressionist plein-air painters and their emphasis on colored light. The works are in watercolor, pastel and oil, done on site or from my photos.
My paintings investigate the local scenery of the high desert, the Sierra mountains, and the Los Angeles coast. I like to explore lighting effects and the changes they create. For me the landscape is a prism where the time of day can transform the light moving through it into constantly changing color.
Exhibition at Maturango Museum
Frances Nichols had an exhibition of her works at the Maturango Museum in Ridgecrest during April, May, and until June 9th, 2015.