Nichols landscapes at Carlton Gallery

Article Published: Aug. 5, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Nichols landscapes at Carlton Gallery

"Grandfather Path" by Roy Nichols

The 28th Midsummer Exhibition is ongoing at Carlton Gallery with an emphasis on abstract landscapes, expressionism abstracts, non-objective abstracts and surrealistic paintings.

This exhibition, which continues through Sept. 15, also showcases paintings in all mediums, as well as glass, sculpture, wood, fiber art, and fine jewelry by local, regional and national artists represented by the gallery.

On exhibit, the serene landscapes of Roy Nichols capture on canvas his unique interpretation of nature. "Nature has always been and will always be my greatest inspiration," Roy said.

He enjoys painting en plein air, where he feels part of the surroundings. His subject matter is mountain scenes of old homesteads, meadows, trails, streams and waterfalls in which his freedom of technique and use of color pull the viewer into each painting.

Roy received formal training at Ringling School of Art. In addition to being a full-time artist, he has served as instructor, artist-in-residence and director at art centers and summer schools in North Carolina and Florida, where he resides part of the year. His artwork has exhibited at many one-man shows, as well as being found in public and private collections throughout the United States.

After retiring from her privately owned preschool, The Children's Garden, Jossie Fox Nichols was inspired to start painting from her husband, Roy's, teaching and painting demonstrations. Her miniature landscapes are painted on 4x5 and 8x10 canvases. She captures on a small scale the beauty and variety that mountain scenery affords. Jossie especially likes to paint barns, covered bridges, mountain roads, pastures and waterfalls.

Carlton Gallery is located 10 miles south of Boone and 7 miles north of Linville in the Grandfather Community with hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information about the gallery or workshops, call (828) 963-4288 or visit

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