The landscapes of emerging artist Nadia Lassman are imbued with luminosity and warm, radiating contentment. Influenced by the Impressionists, particularly Claude Monet and Edgar Degas, Lassman wants her work to reflect the happiness she feels, the beauty of nature, and her joy in traveling. She is particularly fond of scenes with water, keeping her viewers fascinated by the contrasting tones found there: the warm greens and yellows paired against the cooler shades of purple and blue. By beautifully capturing seaside buildings with complex architectural details - such as rows of balconies and baroque facades - she is able to also explore the complexity of man-made structures along with the interplay of light and reflections on the water. While Lassman paints mostly with acrylics, she adds depth and interest to her pieces with tactile, textured effects, which she achieves through the application of layers of pigments along with gessos, sand, and gels.
A former lawyer, Lassman is now a full-time artist living in Toronto. She says she wants her work to give people a sense of peace and well-being.