Day 216: Nina Duckett

Artist Statement

Nina Duckett

My art is a passion which I convey through the mediums of acrylics and oils.  My paintings are realistic, surrealistic, whimsical, very colorful and they tell a story.  I grew up in a culture and family where storytelling was our favorite entertainment.  Later our mother became a professional Prosthetics artist, therefore my enthusiasm as a story teller- painter.

www.ninaduckett.net/

Viva La Vida - 40 x 30 (1)
Viva La Vida
By The Sea (1)
By the Sea
My Enchanted Garden (1)
The Enchanted Garden

 

Nina Duckett

Ninaduckett.artist@outlook.com/www.ninaduckett.net/ 520-270-4794

BIOGRAPHY:
Born, Managua, Nicaragua, 1950
Grew up in San Francisco, California
Married Ralph Duckett and lived in Oahu, Hawaii; Sterling, Mass.;
Oceanside, California; Paradise Valley, AZ., and currently reside in
Tucson, AZ. Since 2010
ARTIST STATEMENT:
See attached sheet
EDUCATION:

1992-1993 Art classes, Mira Costa Community College, California
2003 – 2004 Instructor, Margie Boyer, Paradise Valley
2010 – 2014 Instructor, Guadalupe de la Torre, Tucson, Arizona

GALLERIES:

Contreras Jewelry and Art Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Toscana Studio and Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Krikawa Jewelry and Art Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Porter Hall Gallery at Botanical Gardens, Tucson, AZ
Senita Galeria, Tucson, AZ
Murphy Gallery, Tucson, AZ
The Western National Parks Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Artist Nest Gallery, Tucson, Az
PRESS:
Tucson Home and Garden Magazine, Tucson, AZ
The Tucson Daily Star Newspaper, Tucson, AZ
Zocalo Magazine, Tucson, AZ
The Artery, Tucson, Publication, AZ
La Estrella Publication, Tucson, AZ
DEMONSTRATIONS:
Southern League of Fine Arts, Tucson.
The Pima Painting Club
EXHIBITIONS:

Milagros Show, Contreras Gallery, Tucson, AZ (group) ( once a year for
seven years)
Little by Little Show, Toscana Gallery, Tucson, AZ (group)
Remembrances of Departed Pets Show, Senitas Galeria,Tucson, AZ (group)
Small Paintings of the Southwest, Artist Nest Gallery, Tucson, AZ (group)
Barrio Bones Show, Art House Centro, Tucson, AZ (group)(once a year for 3
years)
The Hot Eight Mix, Contreras Gallery, Tucson, AZ (group)
The Arizona Art Alliance Glendale Art show (group) (for 2 years)
SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
Viva La Vida, Joel D Valdez Main Library (Juried Biennial), Tucson, AZ
Wild and Winged Beasties of Arizona, Contreras, Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Around Tucson, The Western National Parks Gallery, Tucson, AZ
Nina’s Botanical Art Show, Porter Hall Gallery, (Tucson Botanical Gardens)
Tucson, AZ ( 1 per year for 3 years)
For The Love Of Tucson, Contreras Gallery
LOCAL SALE VENUES :
Sarnoff’s Paloma Gallery, Tucson, AZ.
Southwest Designs, Tucson AZ.,
Art House Centro, Tucson AZ;
BOOK ILLUSTRATOR:
I also authored and illustrated my children’s bilingual book,
My Enchanted Garden.

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