Simple and Good
Nitsa is an artist born and raised in Northern New Jersey. She graduated with a B.F.A. in Linguistics at Montclair State University in 2012. She has also studied art and language at Pratt Institute of Brooklyn, Humboldt University of Berlin, University of Leipzig and Omega Institute in New York.
She has spent the years since traveling and painting in many places, with a variety of inspiration and life experience, like living in Germany, teaching, live painting at many festivals in the U.S., living in a bus for three years, becoming a street musician with her husband, having a traveling family, etc. "Choosing a way of meek migration is both humbling and empowering. The support of good people everywhere you go, balanced by the evils of the world, create endless artistic vision, philosophical fortitude and spiritual strength."
Nitsa was previously an acrylic painting teacher in New Jersey and, through the teaching experience, has come to understand that there will never be a point at which she stops functioning as both teacher and pupil, regardless of the physical setting. "After spending so many years of time in formal classrooms, the next step would certainly be to explore all of the beautiful and unknown informal classrooms that fill the nooks and crannies of this great country. We should be moving out and beyond from the boxes in which we grew up, which contrary to mainstream belief, do not hold any more security than living free and day-to-day."
Nitsa creates scenes for the expansive and natural soul. Her mission is to pay homage to the Creator through art, to give gratitude to Nature and the natural flow of creation but also to exercise our blessing of being creators ourselves. "Art is a gift that man has been given and we must exercise our God given and Constitutional rights by making art, playing music and speaking our minds. In the chaos of humanity, we must allow ourselves to be surrounded by and filled up with the beauty of our existence."
Nitsa resides happily in Western North Carolina. Keep your eye out for her art in the small shops and coffee houses of the Asheville area, as well as her pieces scattered across the rest of the northeast.