Dale Nichols Named March Spotlight Artist at Downtown Art Gallery in Titusville
By Space Coast Daily // March 2, 2020
inspired by Ansel Adams, followed in his footsteps
BREVARD COUNTY • TITUSVILLE, FLORIDA – Dale Nichols is renowned for his crisp, focused photographs of landscapes, taken in Florida and beyond, he is the March Spotlight Artist at the Downtown Art Gallery, 335 S. Washington Avenue in historic downtown Titusville.
An exhibit of his nature will be on display all month at this fine art gallery featuring local artists.
Born in Indiana, Nichols grew up in Florida. As a teenage stargazer, he photographed the night sky through a telescope, developing the images himself.
He was inspired by Ansel Adams and followed in his footsteps, literally, taking many trips to photograph the mountains of Wyoming and the iconic landscapes of the Southwest.
Nichols also admires Florida legend Clyde Butcher. Like them, he likes to hike and wait for the perfect shot.
He has mastered many cameras including a large format, 8 x 10 sheet camera which is unwieldy but gives amazing, precise photos. Now his digital camera can rival that detail and information. Retirement didn’t slow him down.
Nichols continues to document his intense observations of nature, whether it is broad vistas or tiny details.
Although he primarily does landscapes, Nichols said, “If a bird or animal happens along, that’s a bonus.”
He credits photography for keeping him mentally engaged and active. He loves the marshes and mangroves of Merritt Island where he volunteers at the Wildlife Refuge and donates his talents to environmental causes.
Nichols’ work can be viewed at the Downtown Art Gallery, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information call 321-268-0122.
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