Boquet on an Oilcloth
Chinese Shawl
Hillside Poplars
Mountain and Furrows
Town Landing Tracks
Newberry Neck
Sun on the Reach
Camp Stream




About the Artist

"For me, painting is an analogy for life: a balance of risk and control; knowing when to push farther; knowing when to stop. I started painting several years ago to relieve the stress of my high-tech career, never dreaming it would change my life. My husband Dan Nygaard and I moved to Maine to organize our lives around making art (me) and growing cut flowers (him). Since then I have established my studio/gallery at our flower farm in Sedgwick, had numerous solo shows, and sent many, many paintings to new homes in corporate and private collections around the world. In summer, I paint the landscape of the Blue Hill Peninsula, interpreting special places in oils and watercolors. In winter, I construct still lifes (which I consider little indoor landscapes) out of whatever catches my eye at the market. Whether out-of-doors or in my studio. my concerns are the same: juxtaposing light and dark, invoking pattern and repetition, and layering sumptuous, harmonious color. "