About the ArtistNanci has a BFA from the University of Oregon, and an MA/MFA from University of Iowa. In addition to being a practicing artist since 1988, she has taught at colleges in Kentucky, Virginia, Maryland, and Colorado. When not in the studio, you can find her in the garden, or volunteering around town.
About the ArtI love the challenge of creating contradictory impulses - approaching and withdrawing -overlapping and pulling apart - density and ethereality - beauty and menace. All images are copyright the artist. No reproduction or use without permission.
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Come visit me during the tour at STUDIO #37 – it’s FREE Saturday and Sunday Sept. 29th 10-5. & Sept. 30 12-5 For a map and more information Here’s where you can find my studio Everybody out of the drawers! Featuring 30 … Continue reading
30 years ago, I left Iowa with an MFA in my pocket. My destination was a rural location in Eastern Washington to house sit for Ben Frank Moss, a former professor. Essentially, in exchange for care-taking and getting the house … Continue reading
well, today there was an apparent Russian hack of Instagram, where I was slowly building up my following. First I got a notice that my password had been changed. (Not by me, mind you) Yesterday, someone changed my Amazon log … Continue reading
I’ve always liked my paintings to take me on some sort of journey- To imply ‘somewhere’ just beyond, or a pathway to an undisclosed location. When they just appear to be a final destination, I find them less compelling and kind … Continue reading
When I was younger, just out of grad school … starting a teaching career … and through my 50’s; gallery representation, regular shows, awards, and a bigger public presence were very much in my sights. Building that resume was critical. … Continue reading
I would say that unlike many other professions, visual artists never need to retire in the traditional sense of the word. Oh, sure….if you have a side career- say teaching or auto mechanics you might encounter a distinct culmination of … Continue reading
As someone who has been a practicing visual artist for about 30 years professionally, there have been many stages in that career. Some certainly more public than others. In this part of my art life, I’ve enjoyed participating in the … Continue reading
A few years ago, I began a piece on a large, horizontal format. It seemed appropriate for conveying the sweep of prairie grasses that has been a constant theme in my work for several years. And I wanted a challenge … Continue reading
Recently, I was interviewed for a program called “Support Local Culture” at the local community run radio station. They’ve been talking to arts folks as part of a program sponsored by Noosa yogurt. (By the way- this is incredible yogurt, made by … Continue reading