*Art to me is a reflection of the world around me; particularly that of nature, God's creation. I like to use a loose impasto style, using the palette knife as well as brushes. This gives me the freedom to mix colors directly on the canvas, create texture and add life and light to the piece.
With a background in interior design, painting in oils frees me to play with color and form in a whole new way - to intuit what I see before me on the canvas. I find inspiration from the work of Van Gogh
, noting the freedom with which they use color and texture. I enjoy working directly from life or from photographs of my travels, usually changing color palettes with each successive piece.
As a recent transplant to New York City, I enjoy the multitude of new inspiration that the city offers...from Central Park to the Hudson. As a contrast, I treasure the opportunity to paint during the summer months in the mountains of western North Carolina, my home away from home.
My artwork has recently been showcased in the July/August 2012 edition of TRADITIONAL HOME. You may view the article in the "Press" section of my site, www.nancyraceart.com.
I have shown my work in Atlanta at Anne Irwin Fine Art, Trinity School's Spotlight on Art, and the Atlanta Artist's Center, as well as the Bascom Center for the Arts in Highlands, NC.
Recent shows include:
*Small Works Show, Anne Irwin Fine Art, November 22-December 31, 2013, Atlanta, GA
*Members Challenge: "Whimsy" Bascom Center for the Arts,August 10-October 20, 2013, Highlands, NC
*Trinity School's "Spotlight on Art" February 4-9, 2013, Atlanta, GA
*Trinity School's "Spotlight on Art" February 6-11, 2012
*Small Works Show, Anne Irwin Fine Art, December 2-31, 2011, Atlanta, GA
*Capital City Club Art Show, November 17-20, 2011
*Emerging Artists Show, Anne Irwin Fine Art, Aug. 19- Sept. 9, 2011