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Local artist’s 12th Vail library show kicks off at Friday event

Local artist Nancy Rondeau's 12th Vail Public Library show runs thorugh Dec. 15. The opening reception is Friday afternoon.
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What: Local artist Nancy Rondeau’s art show

Where: Vail Public Library

When: Opening reception Friday, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Show open daily during regular library hours through Dec. 15

Cost: Free

Information: This is Nancy Rondeau’s 12th show

VAIL — Nancy Rondeau doesn’t have to look far for inspiration as an artist.

“We’re surrounded by stimulating subject matter. We live in a beautiful area,” Rondeau said.

Rondeau’s 12th show is on display in the Vail Public Library through Dec. 15. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday.

Rondeau was an art instructor for years in Wisconsin, as well as being an artist, before migrating to London.

She and her husband, Paul, skied in Vail the first years it was open, finally settling in the valley in 1988. When they moved to Vail full-time, she picked up a brush and started making art.

“I couldn’t help but pick up the brushes when moving to Vail with all the surrounding beauty of nature here,” she said.

This year’s show is oil and watercolor landscapes, and all new work.

Some are of travels within Colorado and beyond, as well as studio works.

“To take a canvas and accept the challenge to create something from the reality of nature on that surface is what I like to do,” she said. “A painting can be more alive than a photograph. It can emit a certain movement from brush strokes intermingled with sensitive tones of color and effects of light that give it its life. Each of my paintings are new to me. I don’t like repetitive art, and I don’t care to distort nature. Nature is what it is. You can’t improve upon its perfection, but one likes to keep a piece of the moment to remember it by.”

Staff Writer Randy Wyrick can be reached at 970-748-2935 and rwyrick@vaildaily.com.