Alison Nicholls Painting 10573

Painting 10573

Every week, for a year, I will be painting a watercolor, from life, in my zip-code of 10573. The first time I did this was October 2020 to September 2021 and I enjoyed the project so much that I’ve started it again in 2023. Originals and prints are available for sale with donations to Meals on Main Street (MOMS), a non-profit in Port Chester which aims to eliminate food insecurity.
Unframed original watercolors
11×14″ = $350 and 8×10″ = $300. 50% is donated to MOMS.
Unframed prints on watercolor paper
11×14″ = $120 ($50 donated to MOMS) and 8×10″ =$80 ($20 donated to MOMS).
To purchase, please email me at


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 one 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. Then summer descended and I often had to head out in the early morning to avoid the heat of the day.


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. Most of them are 11×14″ on watercolor paper and take me 2 to 4 hours to complete.


Original paintings and prints on watercolor paper are available for sale, with donations to Meals on Main Street (formerly Caritas), a non-profit in Port Chester which aims to eliminate food insecurity. 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.
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Joe Curtis Recreation Park by Alison Nicholls

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

Willett Ave Alison Nicholls