“Welcome to my gallery.  All collages are original works of art and are available framed or unframed.  You’re invited to contact me by email for inquiries and purchases.”

 

 

 

 

Anna Nichols is a native of the Pacific Northwest.  Born in Salem, Oregon, she grew up in Oregon, Washington and Alaska.  She attended Willamette University, Park College in Kansas City, Missouri and has a B.Sc. Degree from Liberty University in Virginia.

 

 

 

 

Anna studied art at Park College.  She also studied with watercolorist James Hamill in Kansas City and drawing and composition with Betty Compston of the Royal Academy of Art in London.

 

 

 

 

“On a whim, one day several years ago I decided to experiment by creating some art work using torn and cut paper.  The subject was to be “The Head of Christ.”  I got out the Elmer’s glue, thinned it with water, found some appropriate backing and began working in a mosaic style.  The process was challenging and fascinating to me.  As the artwork began to take on shape and form, I found myself more and more drawn to the task at hand.  When finished, I decided it was not the head of Christ, but possibly one if his disciples.  More importantly, I was hooked on a new medium.”

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Nichols, wife of Jerry, a retired airline executive, is mother of two and grandmother of four.  Anna and Jerry have lived in Port Angeles since 1992.  They spent a number of years living abroad in England, France and Spain as well as the Philippines.

 

 

 

 

Anna spent many years as a professional musician. She began working with paper collage several years ago and now considers it to be her main medium.

 

 

 

 

“The idea of creating art work from found materials, most usually paper, appeals to my tactile sense.  I like the challenge of developing a picture in my imagination, fleshing it out with sketches and then finding papers and colors in magazines, catalogs, handmade paper or sometimes painting on plain paper.  For whatever reason, it seems to work for me.  It is an evolutional process which begins with an idea or a beautiful northwestern scene and continues somewhat like creating a jigsaw puzzle:  sketching the picture and cutting  and tearing the appropriate pieces to fit.  It’s a process from which I never tire and a passion which keeps me creating.”

 

 

 

 

Anna is a member of the National Collage Society and the Clallam Art League.  Her work has been exhibited at the Cork Gallery in New York City and several of her collages are currently displayed at the Clallam Art Gallery in Port Angeles, Washington.  A number of her works are in corporate and private collections throughout the United States.

 

You’re welcome to see more of my work at the following galleries:

 

Waterfront Art Gallery

Port Angeles, WA

 

Reef-a-holic.com

 

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The Class Model

14  x 11

(framed 20 x 16)

My Two Moscovies,

PeeDee and DeeDee

12 x 15

(framed 16 x 20)

Lake Quinalt

7 x 10

(framed 11 x 14)

Nude, Pensive

16 x 20

Peaceful

12 x 16

(framed 16 x 20)

Sol Duc Sentinels

12 x 16

(framed 16 x 20)

After Fra Angelica

11 x 14

(framed 15 x 19)

Missy

12 x 16

(framed 16 x 20)

Holiday Memories

16 x 20

(framed 16 x 20)

Le Jardin Secret

7.5 x 10.5

(framed 12 x 16)

Crescendo

17 x24

(framed 24 x 30)

Window on the World

16 x 20

(framed 24 x 30))

Mount Rainier Sunset

18 x 24

(framed 24 x 30)

The Big Race

12 x 16

(framed 16 x 20)

Sisters

11 x 14

(framed 15 x 18)

Tofino Boats

12 x 16

(framed 16 x 20)

Three Moscovies,

Walking on Water

12 x15

(framed 16 x 20)

River Rapids

9 x 12

(framed 13 x 16)

Majestic

18 x 24

(framed 24 x 30)

Port Angeles Sunrise

7 x 10

(framed 11 x 14)

Papa’s Hand

7 x 10

(framed 11 x 14)

Matched Pair

12 x 16

(framed 16 x 20)

Thunderheads at Hurricane Ridge

14 x 18

(framed 20 x 24)

Bavarian Retreat

12 x 16

(framed 16 x 20)

Sugar lump, anyone?

12 x 16

(framed 16 x 20)