Legacy Bank in Blanchard is excited to have the opportunity to display works of art by Oklahoma artist Rhonda Nixon.
Nixon started drawing at an early age, sending copies of pirates and clowns to the address under advertisements. Too young to attend the art college whose pirates she drew, she stayed in school. She moved to Los Angeles after graduating from high school and studied under two artists. She says each of those teachers gave her the vision and hope of becoming an artist.
A move out of state temporarily stalled her painting, but in 2001 she started painting with Oklahoma artist, Judy McCombs. With Ms. McCombs, she began to appreciate the past and today’s impressionist artists. Monet, Sargent, Benson, Dan McCaw, and Leonard Wren became her mentors.
Under the eye of McCombs, Rhonda entered art shows around Oklahoma. She took Best of Show at the Duncan Miniature Art Show and First Place in a Hobart show. She also participated in the Edmond Arts Show last year.
When she isn’t painting, Rhonda loves sharing her knowledge. She spends time teaching the fundamental of art to students in Gracemont Schools and others. She is a member of the Duncan Art Guild and the Caddo County Art Council.
Art Matters is a program initiated by Legacy Bank to support noteworthy artists of our community. If you know an artist or are an artist yourself and would like to exhibit in the space at Legacy Bank in the Edmond location, please e-mail samples of work to: ArtMatters@legacybank.comFor your own security, please do not list specific account information..