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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Category Archives: Studio Blog
Resolution-makers are flocking to the local fitness centers with hopeful expressions, flushed cheeks, new workout clothes, and perhaps personal trainers for an extra dose of motivation…. Getting out of a rut- whether physical, personal, or artistic – is challenging. Maybe you … Continue reading
…. you caught me….pondering my local arts scene … my place (or lack of it) within said art scene…how exhibiting has changed over the years, and, as a footnote, whether physical art galleries are still relevant as a venue for me. … Continue reading
I was reminded there is such a thing as the “academic calendar” upon spotting the occasional U-haul trucks loaded with belongings making an appearance in downtown streets. I used to live by it, whether in tune with my daughter’s school … Continue reading
this past weekend was the Fort Collins Studio Tour For the third year, folks got a glimpse into life in my basement workspace. (I’ve been at this for over 25 years, so I have quite a selection of oil paintings, … Continue reading
I think it’s now far enough into the new year that we are safely past all the ranking, list-making, resolution promising… and in order to live with myself on a daily basis, that means making choices that feel ‘authentic’ or as Fred Rogers put … Continue reading
The Fort Collins Studio Tour is approaching- June 27, 28 and 29, and this is the third year I’ll be opening my home to the public. One interesting change this year is the addition of an evening on the front end … Continue reading
Have you heard the oft-repeated phrase about the viewer being necessary to complete the work of art? “…the viewer completes the conversation.” “…the work doesn’t truly become complete until it is out in the world”. At a workshop once, I found … Continue reading
Working in the basement on a rainy day seems like good cause for ruminating, while I keep myself on task. Author Daniel Pink says he believes in the simple action of showing up- working brick by brick. .. how taking … Continue reading
There are plenty of magazine articles constantly advising us on how to rid our lives of clutter- it feels good- it lightens our mind and soul to feel free of things no longer relevant or useful or needed. So, I’ve … Continue reading
On a recent trip to Philadelphia (almost the home of my childhood- which was nearby in Oreland and Glenside), I got to play art tourist. What a lovely city for walking around, and making beautiful discoveries everywhere. Historical districts, architecture, … Continue reading