Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Nancy Laird Feature Artist!

 Altered Pages is honored to have
Nancy Laird 
join us today.
We hope you will join us in welcoming her! 
Nancy Laird, an artist, an activist, a kind soul and a wonderful friend.  I am proud to call her a friend.  She has worn many hats and has many tales to tell! 
I have seen Nancy sit on the ground and look at a fern, then go to her canvas and perfectly duplicate that fern.  I am in awe of her natural talent.  ~~

Thanks for being our Featured Artist NANCY! 

I studied art and received an Associate of Arts Degree in Fine Arts in 1984. I have always dabbled for brief periods, but only since October 2014 started painting weekly. Currently, I prefer to make paintings with acrylic paint on canvas. Although, I want to get back to the color pencil medium.

My business name is Turquoise HeArt by Nancy Laird. Now painting is almost a spiritual and meditative experience.


I want to create more animal and human portraits. I work mostly from photographs. I’m inspired by colorful artists such as Henri Matisse, Andy Warhol, Franz Marc and Richard Lindner.

Every painting which I’ve finished, I put on my studio wall. I look at it for a week and I determine if the painting is really finished. Honestly, I dislike every single painting in the beginning. I know about half way through if it’s going the way I had imagined. I prefer to paint in a photo realistic way with lots of color and detail, so the painting pops.

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  1. Always amazing and beautiful! THANKS!

  2. Thank you for sharing with us Nancy. I love color too & adore your paintings!

  3. Your paintings are so life like!!! Love your work!

  4. Your cats are awesome! Fantastic detail in the fur. Beautiful art.

  5. Beautiful art, beautiful soul. Xoxo

  6. Awesome paintings, Nancy! You are so talented, and I enjoyed reading a little bit about you!