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STUDIO NEWS AND
SPECIAL EVENTS IN THE GALLERY
2017

 

WELCOME TO MY
STUDIO NEWS AND CURRENT EVENTS PAGE

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I try to keep you aware of what I am doing in the art world with my career as an artist and some of the fun things I like to do in my life here on this section of my website. You can find out where my latest shows are, awards I have won, awards I haven't won, where I've been painting lately, where I'll be painting soon, videos and photos of stuff I'm doing with my life, art and music. I hope it's interesting for you.

Here is the list of what is hanging in the Gallery now.

I stubbed my right big toe pretty hard a couple of weeks ago so I haven't done much dancing around lately, but I have been taking yoga and a fitness training class at

TRUE FORM TRAINING CENTER
8 Inspiration Lane, Chester, CT
http://www.trueformtrainingcenter.com/


Join us for free heat on the next
FIRST FRIDAY February 3rd from 6 - 8 pm
and listen to Arrowhead play while you browse
the gallery picking out your favorite paintings!


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And again
FOR CHESTER'S WINTER CARNIVALE
Sunday, February 19th from noon to 2 pm.

And most Sundays from 1- 3 pm!



C'MON
LIGHT MY FIRE!

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Click here for a larger detail image.


The Joy of Light Stick Match Box Covers.

This painting of Essex from Thatchbed Island
is now available on a match box.
Each box is chocked full of sturdy safety matches, ready to strike!
2.5 x 9 inches.

$20.00 a box.

Click here for another view.



I WON THE
Connecticut Historical Gardens

2017 Poster contest for my oil painting of
The Florence Griswold House Museum Garden

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The Florence Griswold Garden

oil 24 x 24 inches

Join me at their events throught the year.

"Launched in 2012, the Historic Gardens Day Poster Art Contest gives local artists a chance to showcase their talents while advertising this important, statewide event. The contest aims to join Connecticut artists with the group’s historically significant homes and gardens. Along with a cash prize, the contest offers the winning artist widespread exposure – at the annual Connecticut Flower & Garden Show at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT (February 23-26, 2017, booth 413), at each of the 15 Connecticut’s Historic Gardens sites throughout the year, and at Connecticut’s Historic Gardens Day itself, an event that attracts thousands of garden lovers throughout the state and beyond.

This year’s Historic Gardens Day takes place on Sunday, June 25, 12-4 pm."


IN JULY
I painted this painting at the
Florence Griswold Museum

for a potential documentary on Garden Painters by Seventh Art Productions.
Here is a short Trailer of the film I am shown painting in
(see my part about 29 seconds in)




https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=7&v=q2fsJmPLcO4

EXHIBITION ON SCREEN
Season 4 Announced!

Published on Sep 13, 2016

Discover the thrilling stories and timeless art of Hieronymus Bosch, Claude Monet, the American Impressionists and Michelangelo at a cinema near you. Find out more at www.exhibitiononscreen.com

Another short Trailer
(look for my hand and pallette about 9 seconds in)
Filmed in Old Lyme, as well as studios, gardens and locales in the United States, UK and France, the production is a feast for the eyes. "The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism" will be in more than 1,500 theaters in 50 countries starting March 21, 2017.




https://youtu.be/OxfQ4lcvi8M

A COOL PHOTO
of me painting the painting at the Flo Griz!

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Photo by Caryn B. Davis




CONCERT IN THE GARDEN
(in the gallery)
Join us for the next Scheduled Concert in the Garden

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February 12th - 4 - 6 pm
The Lost Acres String Band



THE THIRTY SEVENTH ANNUAL
International Marine Art Exhibition at
The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport


This painting won the Prestigious Stobart Foundation Award and cash prize for "Painting from Life" for the "virtue of its uniqueness of style, quality of light and atmosphere" and was presented by John Stobart himself! I am honored.

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From Hamburg Cove

oil 20 x 52 inches
Leif Nilsson summer 2015 ©

The show runs through January 2017.


ARROWHEAD
strings the bow again!

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photo by Kelly Fryer

Stop by for a few tunes on the front porch
or inside the Gallery
most Sundays from 1 - 3ish pm.
For our current line up of local gigs:




ART CLASSES

Join me on the first week of August for a week long PAINTING WORKSHOP,
please click for more information.

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NEW!
The Leif Nilsson
Spring Street Studio, Gallery & Gardens
:
A Unique Gathering Place for Special Occasions

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Art Classes.
Any skill level welcome. Bring a sketch pad or your favorite medium and join us in learning how to look a little closer at the world through squinted eyes.
Email if you are interested.
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Leif painting on location in Vernazza, Italy. photo by Caryn B Davis Photograhy





VIDEOS
A Short Video of Painting on Seldens Creek




New Videos of the painting process:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ml4jxUUte08





LISA MIKULSKI ON LEIF NILSSON
Recent Article in Artscope Magazine
http://artscopemagazine.com/asdyn/index.wr?is=30&a=19


ANNE NYBERG

posted a wonderful news story and video about our
Concerts in the Garden series on her website:
Ann Nyberg's Network Connecticut.
Check it out and come to a concert. Thanks Ann!
http://www.networkconnecticut.com/2012/06/26/a-beautiful-backyard-for-music/



VIDEO INTERVIEW
with Leif from Comcast Public Access Show:
Finding Bliss
by Lauren Agnelli.
http://vimeo.com/19810207


WESU RADIO INTERVIEW
Listen to the Radio interview with Caryn B. Davis and Leif Nilsson by Stephan Allison, the host of River Valley Rhythms, recorded live on Thursday March 3 at 4pm on WESU - 88.1 FM.
http://www.nilssonstudio.com/radio/index.html



THE 2017
CHESTER EXHIBIT LINEUP

Winter Carnivale
Sunday, February 19

May Daze Night
Friday, May 5

Come Home to Chester Days
Friday, October 6

Holiday Night
Friday, Dec 1

Follow the First Fridays on Facebook



LOCAL NEWS
For reliable In depth local news:

http://valleynewsnow.com/

http://www.zip06.com/

http://icrvradio.com/


MORE MUSIC
http://podunkbluegrass.com


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FACEBOOK
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LEIF NILSSON SPRING STREET STUDIO AND GALLERY LLC
One Spring Street
Chester, Connecticut 06412


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860-526-2077



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