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Watching Over Oregon
93 Degrees Mt. Jackson
moved to the Shenandoah Valley in 2000 and was so inspired by the
beauty in every direction that she decided to learn to paint.
In the process of learning to paint, Nancy has learned how to see color. Before she started to paint she saw everything in monolithic colors. For example, she used to see leaves and grass as green. Now she knows that all objects reflect the colors of all objects around them, resulting in many colors in a single leaf. Nancy is especially fascinated with lights and darks and how they “pop” images into reality on paper or canvas.
Nancy paints in oils, acrylics and pastels, photographs, sculpts and makes jewelry. Nancy most enjoys the versatility and drama of pastels. That they can be used to draw and paint at the same time makes them a perfect combination with the images Nancy is interested in capturing on her sanded pastel papers and boards. Animals are especially suited for pastels, and there are plenty of animals in the Shenandoah Valley for Nancy to paint.