About the Artist...

My artistic endeavors have been varied over the years. As a child I always had a passion for art especially drawing and painting. My first formal study of art began in college when I began working in oils and discovered the thrill of working abstractly with brush strokes to create shapes, and layers and juxtaposition of colors suggesting movement. Later I began to work abstractly in the third dimension, where I created bronze sculptures using the lost wax method. A disciplined study of drawing offered a new direction. Viola! I could actually draw realistically! Adding an ink wash to a pen and ink drawing of an owl led me to begin working with water based media and I loved the way the transparent colors flowed on the paper. I began making representational watercolor paintings in the eighties.


 Nancy Smith

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