Author Archives: nerskine

About nerskine

I've been a painter for over 30 years. I also draw and make monotypes, linocuts and other prints. I like tangled stuff.

Studio Tour 2018 – Wall of Smalls and Everything’s on Paper

Come visit me during the tour at STUDIO #37 – it’s FREE Saturday and Sunday  Sept.  29th  10-5. &  Sept. 30 12-5 For a  map and more information Here’s where you can find my studio Everybody out of the drawers!  Featuring 30 … Continue reading

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30 years ago….

30 years ago, I left Iowa with an MFA in my pocket. My destination was a rural location in Eastern Washington to house sit for Ben Frank Moss, a former professor.  Essentially, in exchange for care-taking and getting the house … Continue reading

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Instagram ..hack ..hack ..hack

well, today there was an apparent Russian hack of Instagram, where I was slowly building up my following.  First I got a notice that my password had been changed. (Not by me, mind you)  Yesterday, someone changed my Amazon log … Continue reading

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Do-Overs

I’ve always liked my paintings to take me on some sort of journey- To imply ‘somewhere’ just beyond, or a pathway to an undisclosed location. When they just appear to be a final destination, I find them less compelling and kind … Continue reading

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How to Proceed

When I was younger, just out of grad school … starting a teaching career … and through my 50’s; gallery representation, regular shows, awards, and a bigger public presence were very much in my sights. Building that resume was critical. … Continue reading

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Not Done – Still Here

I would say that unlike many other professions, visual artists never need to retire in the traditional sense of the word. Oh, sure….if you have a side career- say teaching or auto mechanics you might encounter a distinct culmination of … Continue reading

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Spring Forward! – Studio Tour 2017

As someone who has been a practicing visual artist for about 30 years professionally, there have been many stages in that career.  Some certainly more public than others. In this part of my art life, I’ve enjoyed participating in the … Continue reading

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a painting evolves

A few years ago, I began a piece on a large, horizontal format.  It seemed appropriate for conveying the sweep of prairie grasses that has been a constant theme in my work for several years. And I wanted a challenge … Continue reading

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be nimble….

Recently, I was interviewed for a program called “Support Local Culture” at the local community run radio station. They’ve been talking to arts folks as part of a program sponsored by Noosa yogurt. (By the way- this is incredible yogurt, made by … Continue reading

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Looking for Something to do at the End of June?

Please Join me in my studio for this year’s Fort Collins Studio Tour 1507 Welch St., Fort Collins  80524 Friday, Saturday and Sunday   June 26  4-9pm,  June 27 10-5,  and June 28 11-4 (stop by the Fort Collins Lincoln Center … Continue reading

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