Anne Fernald Niles


Living on the coast of Maine, I am surrounded by the beauty of the natural world, which provides endless inspiration for my work.  I am drawn to bold colors and continually marvel at the interplay of colors and patterns in the landscape.  When painting, I try to capture a magical moment: some combination of color, light and form that made a distinct visual impression.  Rather than seek to create a representational piece, I strive to create a harmonious blend or friction that is intriguing to the human eye.  I work with acrylics, and I paint using a combination of sketches from the field, photographs and memory.

I started my professional life working for nonprofits in historic preservation and then became a lawyer practicing land use law in Seattle. Later, back in Maine, I have worked on easements to protect historic buildings and landscapes.  My interest in the aesthetics of buildings and landscapes is reflected in the subject matter of my paintings.

Bowdoin College, BA 1977
Seattle University School of Law, JD 1987
Maine College of Art, Continuing Studies Program 2005-2009


2019 Yarmouth Arts Festival, Yarmouth, Maine, Juried Group Show
2018 Ocean House Gallery, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Holiday Show
2018 Yarmouth Arts Festival, Yarmouth, Maine, Juried Group Show
2017 and 2018 Wolfe’s Neck Farm Invitational Art Auction
2017 Ocean House Gallery, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, Modern Summer Group Show
2017 Merrill Memorial Library Gallery, Yarmouth Maine, Solo Show
2016 Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, Yarmouth, Maine, Holiday Show
2015 Ocean House Gallery, Cape Elizabeth, Maine,Holiday Show
2012  Flat Iron Gallery, Portland, Maine, Group Show
2012  Bowdoin College, Lamarche Gallery, Brunswick, Maine, Solo Show
2009  Maine Audubon, Falmouth, Maine, Group Show
2007  Freeport Historical Society, Freeport, Maine, Two Featured Artists
2005-2009  Maine Audubon Art Auction

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