Harvest Moon, Oil on Canvas, 36”x 60”, 2019

Rhythms in Nature at

Stetson Gallery

Solo Show, September 4- October 15th, 2019

Opening Reception: 

Sunday September 8th, 2019, 12:00AM- 2:00PM

Please join us at Stetson Gallery for Rhythms in Nature, a series of new abstract paintings that explore how patterns found in eelgrass meadows can be interpreted into abstract motifs. Volunteering with eelgrass conservation groups in Massachusetts has expanded my understanding of the importance of seagrass habitats. I am very excited to announce BU marine scientist, Dr. Alyssa Novak will share her eelgrass research and restoration efforts she conducts in the North Shore at the opening reception.

“I’m interested in depicting the sensations of light and color that I experience when I am out in seagrass meadows. There are multiple layers of movements all happening at the same time, just beautiful orchestrated synchronicity.”

In “Harvest Moon”for example, I paint the warm glowing reflection of an orange moon on the surface of the water. Muted grays mingle with specs of vibrant blues while a warm golden undertone hovers just beneath the surface. The space is infused by a mysterious orange glow. Small rhythmic charcoal marks weave throughout the painting and dabs of magenta pinks bounce off of the seagrass blades. Almost like an orchestra there are many micro movements culminating in the experience of the whole.


Stetson Gallery

28 Mugford Street,

Marblehead, MA 01945

Stetson Gallery



The Piano Craft Gallery presents Connecting Worlds:  an exhibition which explores through color and abstract art forms ways in which we’re linked to each other and the world around us. Through the work of two Boston artists, using distinct methodologies, straight-line geometrical work and gestural strokes, both exude passion, mastery of their craft, beauty, and artistry. On display this month is a not to be missed emotionally alluring, color packed, and personally moving exhibit.

Nedret Andre & Todd Brugman

Two Person Show

Show Dates: September 13th, 2019 – September 30th, 2019

Gallery Hours: Friday 6-8PM & Saturday 12:00-5:00PM

Opening Reception: Friday September 13th, 2019  6-10PM


Piano Craft Gallery

793 Tremont Street

Boston, MA 02118



Cnidarians, Oil on Canvas, 24″x 48″, 2019

SoWa Artist Guild:  Two View of Chroma

Exhibition at Endicott College, Walter J. Manninen Center for the Arts

June 24 – September 27, 2019

Reception:  Wednesday, September 11, 2019 – 5 – 7 p.m.

Endicott College

376 Hale Street

Beverly, MA  01915

(978) 232-2655 phone

Endicott College


Oyster Beds, Oil on Canvas, 36”x 48”, 2019


Join me at Copley Square Hotel’s Art Square Gallery this summer for my solo show, Ocean Life!

Ocean Life is a new series of my abstract paintings that explores seagrass habitats. Seagrass is a foundation plant that feeds, shelters and protects thousands of sea creatures. I was thrilled to be invited by Copley Square Hotel to be a part of their summer event series exhibiting my work at Art Square Gallery!

Along with Copley Square Hotel, I will be co-hosting three events as part of the summer event series at Art Square Gallery.

All events are RSVP only

Ocean Life

May 8- Sep. 8, 2019 

Art Square Gallery at Copley Square Hotel

47 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116
 (617) 536-9000


The Stories Behind the Paintings Tour:

Thursday, August 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Join us for a small group tour of the paintings installed at the Art Square Gallery. Find out what Green Crabs have to do with with seagrass. Or what the connection between oyster beds are seagrass is. Please email me directly at



FPC Gallery

Solo Show April 2020

300 Summer Street, ST. M1

Boston, MA 02210


Beacon Gallery

Solo Show, September 2020

Beacon Gallery

524B Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 02118




Hess Gallery

Solo Show Feb.- May 20th 2019

Pine Manor College

400 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Hess Gallery


The Emotion of Color, Contemporary Abstract Expressionism in the 21stCentury, Belmont Gallery of Art

The Group Exhibition will run Oct 19th- Nov 30th, 2018

Nedret Andre, Jeanne Arthur, Kristen Reynolds,  & Sussie White

Belmont Gallery of Art

19 Moore St., 3rd floor
Belmont Center, MA 02478


UPROOTED at Beacon Gallery

The Solo exhibition will run October 5th- 28th, 2018

Opening Reception: Friday October 5th, 7-9PM, 2018

Beacon Gallery

524B Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 02118

The Next Stop, Oil on Canvas, 54″x72″, 2018

Seagrass, green crabs, invaders, ecosystems and lots of paint.

Please join us for a look at what happens when eelgrass habitats have unexpected guests that eat through everything. Learn how the green crabs themselves have been uprooted and what happens when this stranger arrives on our shores.  This show combines video footage from seagrass field work, paintings inspired by this research and an intriguing discussion on seagrass habitats by local scientists.

To belong somewhere, to have roots, a sense of history or home, and then to be uprooted. What does it mean for European Green Crab (Canisus Maneas) larva to have been uprooted from their native shores and transported to our coastline on the ballasts of boats in the 1800s?  These seemingly small creatures proliferated to become an invasive species in New England and are now destroying acres of indigenous seagrass habitats. They dig away at seagrass roots and uproot these foundation plants. I am exploring the implications of how being uprooted affects both the European Green Crab and Seagrass meadows in with my abstract paintings.

Super excited to have “Uprooted” co-curated by art critic Oliva Kiers and gallery director Christine O’Donnell!

Seagrass Discussion with Coastal Ecologists:
Saturday, October 13th, 12 PM

BU’s Dr. Alyssa Novak, MIT SeaGrant Dr. Julie Simpson, and Massachusetts Bays National Estuary Program & Merrimack Valley Planning Commission’s Coastal Coordinator Peter Phippen will give an overview of eelgrass and green crab efforts in the Great Marsh. The scientist will highlight why seagrass is vital to the survival of habitats in our coastal communities, what conservation efforts are being conducted in the field, and ideas on what we can all do to help.

Held Together, Stetson Gallery

The solo exhibition will run from Sep. 9- Oct. 16, 2018

Opening Reception: Sunday, September 9, 12-2pm, 2018

Stetson Gallery, 28 Mugford Street, Marblehead

Stetson Gallery

Held Together, Oil On Panel, 30″x30″, 2018

Held Together

The intricate natural balance within seagrass habitats is a place for me to slow down and focus. The idea that many elements are connected and can create beautiful exchanges such as seagrass absorbing carbon from the air and bubbling out oxygen is fascinating for me.

I love the fact that eelgrass beds provide a home, food, and sanctuary for so many creatures like crabs, starfish, manatees and a lot more. It brings together so many wonderful tangible and intangible elements

“Held Together” is an underwater hub where many exchanges are occurring simultaneously. The organic shapes have edges that become distinct and then shift into the next shape, creating energetic movements.  This experience is similar to what occurs underwater when I snorkel in eelgrass meadows, there is this wonderful swaying movement created by lots of micro movements. I try to visually capture this rich diversity of colors, shapes and movement in my work.

“Sunlit” references the underwater world on a bright sunny day with crisp blue gray reflected light encircling the eelgrass beds in water. I use pencil and charcoal marks to mimic patterns in the water. I used hot pinks and muted violet colors to describe the beautiful space between the oceans and the beach in “Coastline”. The Charcoal lines mimic organic matter that washes ashore. I used large brushstrokes in alternating patterns to suggest movement of land and water and constant flux of these exchanges.

Despite the saddening loss of seagrass (20 football fields every hour globally) I attempt to portray the beauty found in seagrass habitats. They are both visually stunning and  also hold a treasure trove of benefits from the clean air we breath to the muscles we eat. Being involved with eelgrass conservation efforts has made a huge impact in the way I think about my everyday choices. For me its a constant place of wonder and excitement.

Dr. Julie Simpson ecologist from MIT will be sharing her research in Eelgrass conservation and providing us with many wonderful scientific insights into how these habitats help us.  I have had the pleasure of attending one of her carbon research field trips in Nahant and was amazed at the amount of information this unassuming plant can hold.  More on Julie Simpson can be found here at MITSEAGRANT.

Monmouth Museum
Does It Match the Couch- A Juried Exploration of Color

The group exhibition will run from June 1- Sep. 2, 2018

Monmouth Museum

765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, NJ 07738

Opening Reception: Friday, June 1, 2018 from 6 – 8pm

Manatee, Oil on Canvas, 24″x 48″, 2018


Beyond the Tangible, Gallery 1832

Two Person Show with Nedret Andre & Ingrid Scheibler

October 10- December 10, 2017

“Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes…Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible, to extract the infinite out of the finite. It is the emancipation of the mind. It is an exploration into unknown areas.”

–Arshile Gorky 

Tidal Zone, Oil on Canvas, 24"x 48", 2017

Tidal Zone, Oil on Canvas, 24″x 48″, 2017

Opening Reception:
Thursday, November 9th,  5pm-7pm
Gallery 1832

700 Main Street, North

Cambridge, MA 02139

Gallery 1832


Gallery Open: 9AM- 4PM weekdays


Ocean Reflecting Sky, Stetson Gallery

Solo Show

September 7 –  October 11th, 2017


Reflection, Oil on Panel, 20″x 30″, 2017


Sunday September 10, 12-2pm, 2017

Stetson Gallery, 28 Mugford Street, Marblehead

Ocean Reflecting Sky will feature paintings and drawings depicting how important seagrass habitats are not only for ocean life, but for the air we breathe as well. Boston EPA’s marine ecologist and seagrass expert Dr. Philip Colarusso will talk about current scientific research in seagrass conservation at the opening reception on Sep. 10th. Dr. Colarusso will give an overview of the Blue Carbon research conducted in the seagrass beds of Boston Harbor.

“Reflection” is an abstraction of an algae bloom, nitrates have seeped into the water and started merging into seagrass’ space. There is still enough light for photosynthesis but the clarity of water is shifting. Nature has an amazing way of dealing with pollution we dump into it, to an extent. Clean water is important not only for seagrass ecosystems that need light to survive but also us. When we pollute our rivers, estuaries and oceans we get algae blooms that block light. This results in loss of costal environments that feed and sustain many species of life, including us.

Dr. Philip Colarusso is marine ecologist and seagrass expert working for the EPA for over 28 years. His current research focuses on carbon sequestration by seagrasses, seagrass restoration and the impact of invasive species on seagrasses. He received his MS in Environmental Science from University of Massachusetts in Boston and his PhD from Northeastern University in Marine Biology. More can be found on his work here.

Stetson Gallery


Blue Carbon, Oil on Panel, 24"x 48", 2017

Blue Carbon, Oil on Panel, 24″x 48″, 2017


Blue C @ 485 Madison Ave( South), NY

August 16 – September 4, 2017

485 Madison Ave (South) 
New York, NY
(Between 52nd and 51st)
Space provided by Jack Resnick & Sons

Nearest Trains: 6, E, M

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 19, 7-9pm

Featuring a short talk by Dr. Nigella Hillgarth, evolutionary biologist and former CEO of the New England Aquarium.

My abstract landscapes are inspired by the sensations of life within seagrass beds; the color, the energy, and interconnectedness of species. Through my research and collaborations with marine ecologists, I learned about Blue Carbon, the carbon that is captured and stored by marine ecosystems such as mangroves, salt marshes and seagrasses. This storage function buffers climate change and ocean acidification. Blue C will feature new abstract paintings depicting how important seagrass habitats are not only for ocean life, but for the air we breathe as well.

My interviews with marine ecologists Phil Colarusso, Barnabas Daru, Jane Disney, Nigella Hillgarth, Randall Hughes, Alyssa Novack, and Fred Short have greatly influenced my paintings. Interviews on these amazing scientists can be found here:


Super excited to be invited to show my work through Chashama’s Space to Present Program!

Also a special thank you to Resnick & Sons, who have generously provided the space to Chashama  and me to share my seagrass inspired work!


Something’s In the Water at Enso Art Gallery

March 29 – April 29, 2017

Poetry Slam  with Bradly Souffrant &  Ecologist Barnabas Daru:

Saturday, April 1, 3:00- 5:00 PM, 2017



Friday, April 7th, 6:00- 9:00PM, 2017

Marine Ecologist Alyssa Novak presentation

Gus Agudelo solo guitar

The Gallery at Enso Flats
50 Centre Street
Brockton, MA, 02301
United States

2016 Shows


Blue Passage

Intertidal, Oil on Canvas, 50″ x 68″, 2016

Immersed @Artlery160

November 14th- December 31st, 2016


Thursday, November 17th, 5:30-8:30 pm, 2016

160 Federal Street, Boston, MA 02110

Boston, November 17th, 2016 @artlery160, the premier high tech gallery in downtown Boston, is pleased to present “Immersed,” a major exhibition of new paintings and an interactive public arts sculpture by Nedret Andre. Immersed is a collaborative examination of our seagrass environment explores how nutrient overload impacts our waters. The reception will include marine ecologists presenting their seagrass field-work, poetry reading, and a live public arts project.

During the reception between 6:30-7:30PM, Barbanas Daru from Harvard University, Anamarija Frankic from Biomimicry Lab., and Alyssa Novak from Boston University will be discussing their scientific work around Eelgrass conservation. Published poet Wendy Drexler will be sharing her earth inspired poetry. The public will also be invited to build an “Invented Habitat” with sprawling watercolors and a soft sculpture that organically mimics seagrass beds.

@artlery160 is a high tech Boston-based contemporary gallery that enhances art appreciation and engagement through the use of Artlery Art Appreciation System, downloadable at


2016 Red Biennial at Cambridge Arts Association

November 8 – December 21, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016, 6-8pm, 2016
University Place Gallery: 124 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge MA 02138
Kathryn Schultz Gallery: 25 Lowell Street, Cambridge MA 02138


Intertidal, Stetson Gallery

September 3- September 30th, 2016


Sunday September 11, 12-2pm, 2016

Stetson Gallery, 28 Mugford Street, Marblehead


Pop Up Show @Rocky Neck Art Colony

August 21, 22nd

Goetemann Residency Studio, 51A Rocky Neck Ave. Gloucester




USEA Celebrates 30 Years @artlery 160

June 8th- July 9th, 2016


Tuesday, June 28th, 6-9 pm, 2016

160 Federal Street, Boston, MA 0211o



ECO Arts Festival

5th Annual Provincetown Green Arts Festival

May 6- May 15th, 2016

SeaSpace Gallery, 333r Commercial St, Provincetown, MA02657




Walsingham Gallery, Newburyport

“We are now at the forefront of a wave of neuroscience, evolutionary biology, and medical research that illuminates the physiological and brain process that underlie our transformative connection to water.”

W. J. Nichols, Blue Mind

Please join me and fellow artists in our different interpretations water.

Blue Minded, Walsingham Gallery

April 8- May 8th, 2016


Friday, April 8th, 6-9pm

47 Merrimac Street
Newburyport, MA 01950


Walsingham Gallery



What Have We Got to Lose? Mass Audubon Moose Hill Gallery

March 4th- June 20th, 2016


April 6th, 6-8pm, 2016

Mass Audubon
Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary
293 Moose Hill Street
Sharon, MA 02067

781.784.5691 Ext 8111

Moose Hill Gallery