May 25, 2022

Claudia Van Nes at Marshview Artist Reception

Chester artist Claudia Van Nes will be the guest at a reception at the Marshview Gallery in Old Saybrook on Friday Jan. 14 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Chester Artict Claudia Van Nes

Van Nes lives in Chester on the Connecticut River with her husband Gordon. She has been an artist most of her life. Her mother was artistic and encouraged her children to be creative as did her father. She majored in art in college and attended art school in Paris as well but her life took another turn, and she became a journalist, pursuing that career for almost 30 years.

During those years, she took art classes and workshops, mainly drawing and doing watercolors. She retired six years ago and returned to painting with acrylics, took more classes and workshops and paints once a week with a small group of artists.

The subject matter in her paintings is recognizable but her style is more fanciful than realistic. She does some landscapes but mainly paints fruit and vegetables and familiar and humble objects around her home, painting them up close and slightly askew – much like her view of the world. Her website is
All are welcome at 220 Main Street, Old Saybrook to meet Claudia Van Nes at the Marshview Gallery Artist reception. All ages are welcome to join us for this event. Refreshments provided.