Nan Quintin

PEPPERELL — Nan Quintin, an artist and long-time Pepperell resident, recently won Honorable Mention in a National Watercolor Exhibit currently on display at the Rhode Island Watercolor Society in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. The exhibit runs from through Sept. 20. A reception and awards ceremony was held on Saturday, Aug.17.

Quintin says her watercolor painting, “3-Way Valves, USS Albacore” was inspired by a tour of a research submarine, the USS Albacore, which is now a museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

This same painting has been accepted into an International Watercolor Exhibit hosted by the North East Watercolor Society, to be held this October in Kent, Connecticut. In addition, this summer it won first place in the annual Chelmsford Art Society’s 4th of July Art Festival.

Nan designed and painted the “Historic Pepperell” mural in the Pepperell Lawrence Library. She is a board member of the Chelmsford Art Society, and produces its quarterly newsletter. She primarily paints in her Pepperell studio, which overlooks a quiet stretch of the Nissitissit River.

Nan will have a solo exhibit of her award-winning paintings at the Lawrence Library in Pepperell from Oct. 12 to Nov. 2. An opening reception will be held at the library, 15 Main St., on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.