Land, Sea and Sky by Nella Lush




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" 

With that said in my own quote I say: "My focus in art is not the subject matter or style,  but simply and solely the act of creating"

My art is an extension of my life, a release of what I feel in that particular moment when I place that first brush stroke, that first mark, that first scribble.  It evolves on its own and never following a formula.  Even at times when I feel dry of creativity I will go to the canvas and play with colors or just scribbling.  I could easily get a photo out and get creative that way but I chose not to do that, I want all that comes out to be mine and mine alone.  Before the internet opened the gates to browsing I felt I was the only one feeling this way, at times I would even say "what's wrong with me?" now I realize I am not alone.  With all of us where the traditional, well executed work was our primary focus, have sort of taken another path, the path of liberation, freedom of preconceived ideas and rules.  Whenever I read a statement I feel as if had been easily written by me, because the words ring true to my feelings.  I want viewers to hear music when they view my paintings,  to be transported somewhere else and to connect at an emotional level not because of color schemes and decor, I want to give the viewers and collectors more than just that, I want you to dream after all...., what would life be if we did not dream?

  • President of NAWA (National Association of Women Artists), Massachusetts chapter
  • Artist member of the National Association of Women Artists in New York City (NAWA) 
  • Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists (A.S.M.A.)
  • Artist Member and Board of trustees of Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA  
  • Artist Member of  North Shore Art Association, Gloucester, MA 
  • Founder and Chair of the Experimental Group of RAA 
  • 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
  • The Churchill Gallery, Newburyport, MA
  • The Lorica Gallery, Andover, MA


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