Paintings by Richard Widhu exhibited

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“Experiments,” an exhibit of paintings by Nashua artist Richard Widhu, will be on display at the Nashua Public Library in March and April.Winter 2

Some of these works are experimental for Widhu. “A material will be an inspiration,” he says, “then I let the process of painting develop independently of any preconceived idea, subject, or composition.”

Others come about as he translates musings about his life, society, nature, or other artists’ works into visual images. He tries to create art that is beautiful, using evocative color combinations. Often he finds that his work, which includes oils, acrylics, and mixed media, contains unconscious references to modern artists who inspire him.

Widhu has been passionNocturneate about art for over 50 years and has exhibited throughout New England. Although he has never enrolled in full-time art training, he has taken courses to expand his knowledge of techniques.

You can meet Widhu at an artist’s reception on Saturday, March 12, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. After the reception, at 3 p.m., the Nashua Chamber Orchestra will perform its annual family concert at the library. Both are free and open to the public.