Mixed Media Acrylic on Canvas: Glen Echo Impression
Elements of nature interact with manmade structures, capturing an impression of Glen Echo Park.
Art, to me, is primarily about the process. It’s my reaction both to the world and to the marks I am making on the canvas. The finished product becomes a record of my process.
I may find inspiration in a figure, a landscape, music, or the bits of images and thought that swirl in my head. Regardless of how I begin, the work evolves beyond my initial plan. The act of painting is improvisational. As I work, each new move comes as a reaction to the one before. I can’t tell you exactly what I’ll do next until I’ve finished the current stroke. Although I consider these elements as I work, the act of painting is often spontaneous and unstructured. It’s a conversation, where I enjoy the twists and turns of the interaction rather than worrying about where I’ll end. What is left, the final painting, is a chronicle of my process, of that conversation between my intuition and the materials.
Mixed Media Acrylic on Panel: Weathering: Rappahannock
Layers are built up and carved away, using a variety of tools and materials. The process echoes the building up of earth and carving away of water, reflecting the Rappahannock watershed.
Mixed Media Acrylic on Panel: Weathering: Piankatank
Layers are built up and carved away, using a variety of tools and materials. The process echoes the building up of earth and carving away of water, reflecting the Piankatank watershed.
Mixed Media Acrylic on CanvAs: Potomac Watershed: Piney Branch
Images from maps and photos are abstractly portrayed over a base of waste material that was headed for the trash heap. Layers of paint and materials are built up and carved away, reflecting what happens in the watershed.
Mixed Media Acrylic On Canvas: Potomac Watershed: Piney Branch Plunge
Images from maps and photos are abstractly portrayed over a base of acrylic mediums. Layers of paint and materials are built up and carved away, reflecting what happens in the watershed.
Mixed Media Acrylic on Canvas: Portland
Various images from photos, architecture and maps mingle across the canvas as they might in the mind, creating an abstraction that invites lingering consideration.
Mixed Media Acrylic on Canvas: Watershed: Lynchburg to the James
Watershed: Lynchburg, to the James is a combination of images. Bits recalled from photographs, maps and memories suggest local waterways, vegetation and railroad bridges. The natural and man-made stand in contrast, each claiming its space on the map.
Mixed Media Acrylic on Canvas: Sea Ranch
Hints of the postmodern architecture of Sea Ranch blend with the northern California coast.
Mixed Media Acrylic on Canvas: Glen Echo Bridge
Elements of nature support the iconic bridge in Glen Echo Park.
Mixed Media Acrylic: Watershed: Potomac, Alexandria (diptych
Watershed: Potomac, Alexandria is derived from many images. Bits from photographs, maps and memories suggest local waterways and land.
Acrylic: Watershed: Historic Alexandria Waterfront, 1774
The Watershed: Historic Alexandria Waterfront series portray the changing shoreline in the latter half of the 1700s. Man-made streets, docks & wharves vie with native plants & waterways in these paintings. The changes now combine with climate change to create a threatening situation within our city.
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Directions to Nancy Ramsey Art:
From Route 9 take Route 287 north. Go 2 miles. Turn right onto Ash George Rd. Go .2 miles to the stone barn on the right.