Alison Nicholls Painting 10573

Painting 10573

For the last year I’ve been painting outdoors from life, every week, in my 10573 zipcode. The original paintings are for sale for $300 (unframed) with 50% of proceeds donated to Meals on Main Street, a non-profit in Port Chester which aims to eliminate food insecurity. Unframed prints on watercolor paper are available too.  11×14″ prints are $120 (with $50 to MOMS) and 8×10″ prints are $80 (with $20 to MOMS). To purchase, please email me at


When I started this project in October 2020 the weather was beautiful, warm and sunny, and the colors of the Fall foliage were stunning, so it was a lovely way to spend a few hours.

AlisonNicholls Painting 10573

As it got colder I began to consider how I’d manage in the winter, and found that painting from the passenger seat of my car was perfect, although sometimes I was wrapped in a blanket, because I didn’t want the car engine running. Painting from a car does have 1 issue though – where you can park dictates what you can see to paint, especially after a snowstorm when on-street parking means finding a convenient spot between snowbanks!

Painting from my car in winter - Alison Nicholls

Amazingly, spring arrived soon enough, and I was able to sit outside again – sometimes wearing a hat and sunscreen, sometimes wrapped in a coat. And now that it’s summer I’ll be painting sunsets and early morning scenes to avoid the heat.


All the paintings are scenes within my 10573 zip code, which encompasses the villages of Port Chester & Rye Brook in Westchester County, New York. I start each painting with a drawing in pen or pencil, then add watercolor. They are all 11×14″ on watercolor paper and take me 2 to 4 hours to complete.


All the original paintings are for sale, priced at $300 each (unframed), with 50% of the proceeds donated to Meals on Main Street (formerly Caritas), a non-profit in Port Chester which aims to eliminate food insecurity. Prints are also available.  Please contact me to reserve a painting or print. Payment for originals will be made to Meals on Main Street so your purchase will be 50% tax deductible. Although I have finished my year-long project I am continuing to paint more 10573 scenes, so please check back to see more new works. You can also find me on
Instagram: painting10573 and Facebook: Painting 10573

Joe Curtis Recreation Park by Alison Nicholls

If you see me out painting, give me a wave!
Thank you

Willett Ave Alison Nicholls