Artist’s work on display in county social services office |

Artist’s work on display in county social services office

Chris Duccini’s vibrant, abstract cityscapes brighten the lobby of the otherwise drab Nevada County Department of Social Services office.

The western Nevada County artist loaned nine paintings to the county office at the Rood Administrative Center in Nevada City, where they’ve been on display for the last six months.

“I thought when (County Social Services Director Alison Lehman) offered me the opportunity, I’d be able to brighten up a space where people are coming in for help and may be having a hard time,” Duccini said.

His works vary from 3-foot-by-3-foot canvasses to 5-foot-by-6-foot canvasses.

“The bold colors and large-scale canvas pieces have made quite an impact on our customers and have evoked daily comments, especially from children,” Lehman wrote in an e-mail.

Duccini, 43, grew up in Nevada County and graduated from Nevada Union High School. After college, he worked as a draftsman for architects, where he picked up a knack for the structured design required for painting cityscapes.

“Although I live in the woods and hate big buildings,” Duccini added.

His pieces are painted using acrylics.

To contact Staff Writer Kyle Magin, e-mail or call (530) 477-4239.

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