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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This falls in the “arghhhhh” category. Sometimes we try things, and they don’t prove successful. Back when I was feeling a need to recommit to painting again, I thought I’d go big, and get out of a rut. I had … Continue reading
It’s a Saturday, when we were expecting six inches of snow to be on the ground, but no such luck. While I’m ruminating on deeper subjects to write about here, I thought I’d give a glimpse into what’s on the … Continue reading
The lovely Griffin etching press that I was able to buy years ago (with a professional development grant while teaching ) has been patiently waiting in my basement studio for me to return. This past week, I had to crank … Continue reading
My strategy in this year has been to back off the unnecessary and clear my head….decide if I wanted to keep painting, decide how I would go about that, decide what really intrigued me enough to make work about it. … Continue reading
Yesterday was a winter anomaly. A day in the high 50’s with sun shining. Well, OK it’s almost March, but in these parts the snow can seriously fly this month. So, after consulting our recently made list of “stuff that … Continue reading
another piece that might have seemed finished but really wasn’t. Moving out of former studio into the one at home, there were bound to be paintings that I hadn’t totally wrapped up, but had to get out of there anyway. … Continue reading
…it’s happened again, another piece that I felt was wrapped up has been up on the painting wall again. I know how this happens now. Aside from the fact that revision and editing is one of the pleasures of … Continue reading
My friend, Penelope Sartori makes beautiful dream-like photographs but that’s the short version of the story. I was happy to have several of her images in the benefit show I just hung, and even happier that they all sold. I … Continue reading