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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Special events volunteer job finished – check! Finished helping a former student with her 5th grade art students’ “trash animals”- check! Garden pretty much planted – check! Studio intern on board – check! Now, on to getting paintings finished, framed, … Continue reading
It always takes a bit of an adjustment. A reset, after finishing up some sort of art event- coordinating one, participating in one, or being one in the case of the recent two day studio tour in town. This feels … Continue reading
Now that I am painting a bit more, I find myself being pulled towards a change in the subject matter and destination in the paintings. I was realizing that when I made a rather abrupt shift a few years ago, … Continue reading
Does this ever happen to you… you bring some piece of work home and it gets stored, and then you bring it out, and it gets the thrashing it deserves? I think I’ve been mulling over the work that I … Continue reading
OK, is it just me, or do the pre-made medium stretcher bars always seem to warp? I have had bad luck in the last couple of years with fairly large canvases that I stretch and prime looking really wonky when … Continue reading
during the last week or so, I have been more in my painting life, which has felt just perfect, thank you. Today, I was working away on one painting, thinking it would be nice to have some more dense areas … Continue reading
Nathan Oliveira “Western Site XI,” 1978 monotype, 26″ x 22″ Collection Saint Louis Art Museum this past weekend, Nathan Oliveira, an incredible painter, printmaker, and teacher died. I haven’t thought about him for a while, although when visiting the SF … Continue reading
I’m thinking about lots of things not directly related to painting these days. Most notably, my 90 year old mother who has been in a “health care center” -(when did this euphemism for nursing home appear?) for several months. At … Continue reading