Currently on view in the Janeway Wing of the South Londonderry Free Library are small oil paintings by Windham artist Nancy Tips.
The paintings in the exhibit reflect Tips' longstanding connection to the Philadelphia school of contemporary realism whose traditions, techniques and vision provide the grounding for her work.
Tips' paintings are the result of her love for the flowers and fruits of her Windham garden. Painting entirely from nature and in natural light, she uses direct brushwork and improvisational techniques of "alla prima" painting to create forthright images of the mysteries of light and shadow.
Tips has exhibited widely in New England and her paintings are in collections throughout the United States. She is represented by the Elaine Beckwith Gallery in Jamaica, Vermont and is a frequent contributor to exhibits at the Southern Vermont Art Center in Manchester. Her recent floral paintings will be on view during October at the Shelburne Farms 22nd Annual Art Exhibition in Shelburne.
Tips' exhibit at the will be shown through October during library hours. Tips has generously offered to donate half of the profits of her sales to the library and each beautifully done painting is modestly priced.
Library hours are: Mondays - 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m.; Wednesdays - 10 a.m. to noon, 1 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.; Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m. and Saturdays we are open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Our phone number is 824-3371.