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About the Artist: 

After majoring in fine arts in college, Nancy Fitch entered medical school and practiced family medicine in Missoula and overseas, including ten years setting up care and treatment of HIV in African health systems. Now retired from medicine, Nancy became passionate about painting to make up for lost time. She studied watercolor with Kendahl Jan Jubb for 10 years and continued her education through Montana Watercolor Society, Oregon Society of Art, and Northwest Watercolor Society. Nancy has exhibited in various galleries in Missoula and participated in competitions with MWS and Dana Gallery. She paints mainly in watercolors, but also in oils and pastels, focusing on Montana's natural lands, flowers, wildlife, and waters, trying to capture transient, reflected light.

Open AIR and Philipsburg Arts Fund Artist-Led Workshop at the Philipsburg Library


Introduction to Plein Air Painting

Taught by Artist-in-Residence Nancy Fitch


Place: Philipsburg Public Library

106 W Broadway St

Philipsburg, MT 59858


When: Tuesday, July 9, 10:00 am-Noon


About the workshop: Drop in and join us at the Philipsburg Public Library to learn the basics of plein air painting! Plein air painting is the practice of working outdoors to capture the light and natural scenery.


Audience: This workshop is suitable for ages 16+. 


What to bring: Everything you need will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your favorite drawing or painting supplies.


A plein air painting group is coming soon! Nancy Fitch is organizing a Philipburg Plein Air Group that will meet weekly to paint in the areas surrounding Philipburg! Details will be discussed at the workshop. Email Nancy Fitch at for more information and to add yourself to the list of interested painters! All skill levels are welcome.

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