Sky Painter, Nadia Parsons, has been an artist from a young age. When her mother recognized her dyslexia, she introduced her daughter to creating art, hoping that it was a place where she would flourish. Parsons immediately took to painting, and her high school and college years brought her to explore drawing, acting, photography and printmaking. After college, she returned to her childhood passion for painting, working with acrylics when her children were born (they dried faster), and after taking workshops at the Massachusetts College of Art and the Museum School at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, finally returning to oils to paint the sky.
In 2019, Parsons found a home in the SoWa Art District, where she works and displays her dynamic paintings of skyscapes and connects with visitors to her studio. “I’ve really loved it,” she said. “I get to talk about the art with people, I get to encourage people in their artwork.” She will take a visitor on a guided tour of her paintings, describing her process and pointing out themes and details that become clearer and clearer with her passionate explanations.
Why the sky? “There is some excitement and some energy, or sorrow, there’s usually an emotion, or a gloriousness about it,” Parsons said.