In your own backyard

Nick Ward, Christine Sunbathing #2, oil on board, 32"x 80", Courtesy the artist.

There are posters for the MFA’s Alex Katz show all over town.  And, no this isn’t Alex Katz, but we liked how this local artist’s work references aspects of contemporary masters -- the influence of the looser more Lucien Freud inspired treatment of the skin, and the Hockney-like take on color and light.  When we talk with new collectors about art they like, and they mention how the “blue chip” artists like Katz, Hockney, or even the earlier masters are what they love but out of reach, we wonder why they don’t look for aspects of what they like in works that might be more in their price-range.