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Born in 1959, American artist Nina Davidowitz has been working professionally for more than 30 years. She is a native of Kingston, where she graduated from Wyoming Seminary High School. Davidowitz received a B.A. in Art History from Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass. in 1981 and an M.F.A. in Design from Marywood University in 2004. She has been creating art since she was a young child, and is a self-taught painter, always exploring new creative venues. The local landscape, with its varied terrain of small cities, suburban towns, forests and farmlands, inspires her work.

Davidowitz was honored to be selected for the Pennsylvania Governor's Awards for the Arts in 2006 and The Art of the State: Pennsylvania 2011 at the State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg. Her work can be found in many private and corporate collections.

Illuminations by Nina Davidowitz will be on exhibit at ArtWorks Gallery & Studio, 503 Lackawanna Avenue, Scranton, Feb. 1 through March 30 with an opening reception Feb. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. A second reception will be held March 1 from 6 to 9 p.m. with the addition of an exhibition of her drawings in the classroom.

She described her work: This exhibition represents my continued exploration of color, light, and form. The forms in my paintings come from my favorite subject matter: glimpses of my own neighborhood. As I go through my day, I often come upon beautiful, illuminated scenes of houses, yards, streets and hedgerows. These scenes literally stop me in my tracks. I record these inspiring moments with photography, taking hundreds of photographs a month. Of these many photos, perhaps one or two will become a painting.

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