To create and to be in balance

Welcome to Nancy's art


Nancy’s life-long connection with nature’s beauty is evidenced by the colors, textures, and composition she brings to her work.

“I believe art stimulates curiosity and thought and allows us to connect, consciously or subconsciously, with our emotions and memories.” Nancy explains.

Here is some of Nancy's recent art which are for sale. Click on any image to start a slideshow.

Open studio

I am having an open studio on Saturday, November 30, 2013 | 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. during the Palisade Chocolate Walk! My original art work will be available for up to 50% off. Come nibble on chocolate, mingle and see my latest work upstairs of the Blue PIg.

Visit Palisade during the annual Art & Chocolate Walk! Savor the small-town holiday atmosphere and select from a vast variety of fine art, gourmet foods, toys, jewelry, gifts and more!

Pick up a punch card at any of the participating merchants, listed below. Get your card punched at each location and enter to win a big gift basket brimming with art and chocolate!

Participates of the Chocolate walk will be The Blue Pig Gallery, Casual Gal Silversmith, Slice o' Life Bakery, Lupita's, Wedel Pottery, Deb's Funky Folk Art, Lavender Lady, and Everything Collectible

In case you are interested in learning to paint or exploring a new medium, I am holding art classes in pastes, watercolors, oil and acrylic. Contact me for more information.

Driggs Plein Air Workshop

Driggs Digs Plein Air Workshop: “The Building Blocks of Expressive Landscape Painting”
Instructor: Nancy Lewis
When: July 23rd and 24th , 2014 9.00a.m. to 4.00p.m.
Where: Driggs, Idaho 
Cost: $200 for two days
Limit: 15 artists

During this hands-on workshop the artist will develop stronger building blocks for expressive painting both in the studio and outside painting. The class objective is to present new tips and tricks in a fun, simple, and understandable way. Be ready to be inspired and take your art to another level. This class is recommended for all artist levels, and all painting mediums are welcome. The workshop will be held both inside and en plein air.

In this workshop you will:
• Get a better grasp on the building blocks of painting 
• Understand color combinations to harmonize your image
• Add luminosity to your painting with lights and darks
• Discover new tips and tricks for expressive landscapes
• Learn the art of better composition
• Paint what you see and not what you know
• Practice simplifying shapes
• Focus on what you want really want to say in a painting.
• Understand the value of values 
• Practice these concepts en Plein Air

The workshop format will include discussions, lectures, painting demos and practice both inside and en plein air. Day one will focus on the building blocks and short exercise to better grasp the concepts presented. Day two will focus on applying the concepts en plein air.  There will be plenty of time for practice and one-on-one attention. Most importantly, no matter what level you are at now, you will leave this two-day workshop with increased confidence, inspired  and a boatload of new skills and ideas to create expressive paintings.  

About Nancy Lewis: She is a prolific professional artist who teaches art at all levels including adults, college students even youngsters. Those who have taken classes with her know how inspirational and encouraging her classes and workshops can be. Her passion for art and teaching is contagious, so be ready to take your art to a new level.

As a western landscape artist, she has won many awards in exhibits, juried shows and plein air festivals. She was selected as the first ever Artist-In-Residence  at Escalante Grand Staircase, Utah.   Nancy currently shows her work at the Blue Pig Gallery. You can see more of her work online at Nancy Lewis Art (nancylewisart.com).  For question or more information contact her at Nancy@nblewis.com

To register for this exciting two day workshop go to http://driggspleinair.org/workshop.html

 

Friendship Bridge Book

I am very excited about the book my husband, Randy Fay, and I just published. We got the inspiration for this project while we where in Guatemala doing volunteer work with Friendship Bridge for Kiva.org

Take a look by clicking here

Proposed Austin Bluff and Union Blvd Interchange Video

This is a flash 8 compressed video showing the proposed reconstruction of Austin Bluffs and Union Blvd Interchange. The Roadway design was originally modeled with Microstation and Inroads, converted to Autocad and Imported to 3D Studio Max. The rest of the modeling and all of the materials and lighting was generated in Max. The final text and effects was done in adobe Premier and outout as an avi.

The  avi was 170mb file and was reduced to 15mb. It is of Austin bluffs and union interchange reconstruction. Click here to view