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First Friday “ART after DARK “
April 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Please join us for an evening celebrating the art of Nancy Minter,
Nancy’s original oil paintings take you into a picture perfect world.
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I was born in Cleveland, Ohio and now live and work in Bainbridge, Ohio.
I’ve always been a visual artist, although it took a long time for me to know it. In kindergarten painting at the easel was my favorite activity.
In college at Oberlin a course caused me to see things 180 degrees differently and I took many art history classes. However, art history wasn’t “serious academics” – so I didn’t take it seriously either.
Fast forward 38 years to an oil painting class and I became entranced, intrigued, enthralled, inspired, enamored, intimidated, intoxicated. I fell in love and I haven’t been the same since.
I’ve been painting a little over six years now. Every painting is a journey of feeling and expression. I often paint with a palette knife. I love lots of paint on the canvas, love the way the colors move and shift under the knife. I try to capture light, motion and moments filled with emotion. To my eye, the ordinary is extraordinary.
I have recently begun experimenting with dripping paint in layers. Sometimes I add paint with a knife after the dripping; other times I pick up a brush to emphasize different shapes and colors. Many of these paintings feature forests.
I have earned my living as a writer for over thirty-five years. Words have always been my playthings. But I can’t tell you how truly grateful I am to have traded them for tubes of paint and a doorway to the soul.
Education: Oberlin College
Exhibitions and Festivals:
2014 – Blue Show, Valley Art Center; Art By the Fall; Cain Park Art Festival
20 15 – Urban Culture Show, Valley Art Center Yellow Show; Gates Mills Art Show; Art By The Falls; Cain Park
2016 – Earth and Air Show, Valley Art Center; Hardesty Park, Akron; Common Ground Festival, Birmingham, MI