Gallery Artist: Nadia Mahfuz
About the artist
Nadia Mahfuz received her classical instruction from R.H. Ives Gammell student Paul Ingbretson. The training followed the atelier system of the 19th century France. As it did historically, a student was trained in still life, portrait, figure, and plein-air painting. She was also fortunate to study privately with contemporary New York painter Carol Bolsey for four years. Mahfuz believes the combination of her trainings has contributed to her artistic process and to the painter she is today. Additionally, she has received various awards from the Copley Society in Boston, Massachusetts, Duxbury Art Complex in Duxbury, Massachusetts, Academic Art Association, Guild of Boston Artist, and Providence Art Club.
Ingbretson Studios, Boston, Mass., Framingham, Mass.
Two year apprentice with Paul Ingbretson 1990-1992
Studied in a five year program under Paul Ingbretson 1983-1989
Fenway Studios, Boston Mass.
Studied under Robert Cormier in the classical tradition 1984-1986
Training focused on portraiture
Mass College of Art, Boston, Mass.
Studied under George Nick, independent study 1982-1984
Drawing classes with Carol Bolsey 1979-1981
Studied privately under Carol Bolsey in Boston, Mass 1981-1983
For more than three decades of painting and teaching I still consider myself a student of the visual world. Every time I pick up a brush, I discover something new about light, form, or composition. For me, painting has been a never ending passion and a gift.