About

Nicole Maynard-Sahar is originally from Boston, Massachusetts, where she earned a BFA with majors in Painting and Art Education from MA College of Art and Design and a MFA in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania, in what is essentially an American/New York painting tradition. Moving to Miami in 2017 threw this background into relief; her art continues to evolve, being inspired and challenged by her colleagues in Miami’s vibrant contemporary art scene. Born in 1971, as a child Maynard-Sahar spent a lot of time alone reading, drawing, watching television, thinking and observing. She became an artist because of her uncle, a painter and fashion model who passed on a life-long passion for art and art mentorship. Examples of many formative experiences included seeing him paint a mural in the kitchen when she was six and the gift of her first oil paint set. His career in fashion brought him to Miami, where he died of AIDS in 1987. Nicole Maynard-Sahar is an artist-in-residence at the Bakehouse Art Complex in the Wynwood Arts District and a teacher at Miami Country Day School. Although her paintings change stylistically, communicating through color is a constant.


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Spotlight in Hyperallergic:

https://hyperallergic.com/494751/a-view-from-the-easel-124/