Don Nice

Painter Don Nice’s varied career included pop art, paintings inspired by the Hudson River, and works that transcended the traditional canvas. His early works are realistic and often very large, with subjects including grapes, buffalo, and packaged and processed items. After moving from New York City to rural New York, he became progressively more interested in the natural world, taking frequent trips up the Hudson River and painting the landscapes he encountered on the journeys. “I’d rather think of the paintings as being meaningful rather than having meaning,” he said. “Meaning is a specific message, but by ‘meaningful,’ I mean some reference to something beyond definition, something we can’t pin down, nor should we.”

Source: New York Times