En Plein Air Artists at the Boatyard is a 16.5 x 20.5 oil on canvas inspired by a Wellfleet archival post card and it is framed by the artist with weathered wood strips. Depicted are Captain Higgins boatyard, the lemon pie cottages on Milton Hill, and two artists who set up to paint en plein air. Wellfleet and other Cape Cod towns have had colonies of painters, playwrights and authors for many years. This painting would have special interest for those who love Wellfleet's history and is collectible for those who reminisce about the good old days
Wellfleet Artist Nancy Nicol. Nancy is generously donating half the proceeds of your purchase to the Wellfleet Shellfishermen's Association. Painting is 16 x 20.5. Each one is framed in wooden snow fencing by the artist herself.
About the Artist: Wellfleet artist Nancy Nicol prefers to paint shells of wild oysters harvested on the Wellfleet flats. Their curvy, exotic shapes and luminescent linings each seem to tell a story, occasionally producing pearls. Their placement on the canvas is intentional, as though they are in deep conversation or close relationship. Nancy Nicol's artwork is found in collections nation-wide, and includes water-and-landscapes, ponds, the harbor and historic shacks including Capt Higgins Shellfish Shack, which housed the notorious Spit and Chatter Club. She estimates hundreds of her oyster paintings are displayed in homes and businesses nationwide and she still finds them fascinating to paint.