Nichols named Artist of the Month

Thu, 03/06/2008 - 3:35pm
By: The Citizen

Nichols named Artist of the Month

Eunice Nichols has been named Newnan-Coweta Art Association’s Artist of the Month for March 2008.

Recently she has become certified in a “new art” of pen and ink with oil rouging. She won an art scholarship from the Society of Decorative Art which was used towards her intensive study in Buffalo, New York last May.

She will be giving lessons in this new art on a small scale to begin with until her term of office is complete at the end of May.

Some of the new work is on display. Those interested in learning more about this new art form or purchasing any of it, contact her at

Nichols continues to paint other items such as gourds, wood pieces, slate, tin and canvas. She has taken oil classes from Helen Hayes of Newnan and does her decorative art work on her own. Nichols also attends as many seminars and conventions as time allows.

Nichols has won many ribbons for her oil artwork as well as for her decorative art. She displays at the annual spring NCAA show around the old courthouse square in Newnan, which this year will be held on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. She also displays at the annual Christmas Market show held at the Old Depot. The artist has had several art pieces in the SCAVA Traveling Show in the past few years.

Eunice and Ray Nichols have lived in Newnan for about 14 years and are originally from Chicago, Illinois.

They have two sons, Dan and Dave, who are both married, and they have four granddaughters.

Nichols said, “I have made many friendships here in Georgia, through the art associations and our church. I find the more people work together as ‘team workers’ and trust that what they are doing is worthy, it makes the world a better place.”

Nichols is currently the president of the most active art association in the Southern part of Georgia. She is also a member and current president of the Newnan-Coweta Art Association. NCAA meets the third Thursday each month, from September through May, at the Harriet Alexander Art Center on Hospital Road at 7 p.m.

Visitors and new members are welcome. An art demonstration is presented each month.

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