Nicole Maynard-Sahar is an artist originally from north of Boston. Her paintings in oil and watercolor reconfigure landscape into abstract mindscapes. A new series of digital drawings respond to poetry, particularly to Walt Whitman´s Leaves of Grass. They are created on the iPad Pro using the Procreate App and the Apple Pencil . Over the past twenty years she has had several solo exhibitions at the Bowery Gallery in New York City. Her most recent shows include the official studio tour of Art Basel Miami, La Pinta Art Fair and “New Work” at the Bakehouse Art Complex curated by Justin Long. Her work is recognized by curators nationally and internationally, most notably by Marilyn Symmes, Curator of Prints and Drawings at Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum; David Kiehl, Curator of Prints at the Whitney Museum of American Art; Susan Cross, Assistant Curator of the Guggenheim Museum and by Judith Hecker, Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, Museum of Modern Art.
Maynard-Sahar holds a BFA in painting and art education from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and a MFA in painting from the University of Pennsylvania. She earned awards at Penn. for both painting and color theory.
She is originally from north of Boston, relocating to Miami in June of 2017, where she is an artist in residence at the Bakehouse Art Complex in the Wynwood Arts District of Miami.