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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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