My name is Nandan Nair. I am a senior at Quincy High School, Quincy. Few years ago, during an art class at Clifford Marshall Elementary School, Quincy, I was inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s Impressionistic Painting Style. As soon as I saw his “Starry Nights”, I knew this is how I wanted to paint. I enjoy working with clay as well.
My parents noticed my artistic talents and supported me. They provided me with private art lessons at The Sippy Cup Place of Quincy, Massachusetts. My art teacher, Ms. Sandra Donnelly, taught me to paint with oil colors on canvas. Under her guidance, I learnt various styles like impressionism & techniques including the use of palette knife. At the age of 8, I could paint massive canvases which were about twice my size. She inspired me to gain confidence and artistic knowledge and most of all, to have fun doing what I love!
I also took some classes with Ms. Sharon Pierce at The Art Spot. I am currently working with the guidance of my mother to develop my artistic portfolio for your viewing. I hope you enjoy my creations as much as I have enjoyed making them.
Participation in Art Events:
- Participated in the Egyptian Art Show at the Sippy Cup Place, Quincy, MA where I got an award from the Mayor of Quincy, Mr. Thomas Koch. (April 2013)
- First public presentation of my art work at the Sippy Cup Place, Quincy, MA where I presented my collection of paintings.
- Participated at an art festival organized by the North River Arts Society, Marshfield, MA (June 2014)
- Participated in the Quincy Annual Arts Fest organized by the Quincy Art Association and got an honorable mention (September 2014)
Other Interests: I love art (painting), writing posts on my personal website blog, science and soccer. I also play clarinet at my school band and am a 1st degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do.