“Nan’s robust colors and whimsical lines show influences of Henri Matisse, her inventive patterns and interior scenes of Edouard Vuillard and Pierre Bonnard, her energy and expressive lines a reference to Vincent van Gogh, her touches of childlike whit and playful execution a bow to Jean Dubuffet, and her multiple perspectives a nod to David Hockney.” Contemporary Cape Cod Artists: People and Places by Deborah Forman, Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2014
Blessed by a love of life, an optimistic outlook, a very high energy level, a passion for painting, and a drive to keep my creative life in the forefront—all these traits have kept me going so far in a more-then-forty-year career as an artist. My interiors and landscapes explore a love of color, pattern, detail, and design, and––believing that “more is more”––I delight in making my work overflow with luscious, color-laden content to project a joyful and complex enthusiasm for life.
Regardless of the medium––which might be oil, oil stick, acrylic, encaustic, or mixed mediums––the subjects I choose serve initially as armatures, preliminary arrangements upon which I can then build the details and patterns that represent my strong emotional responses to time and place. In this way, I love to capture my feelings about real environments, or those of friends, but also places I’ve traveled to, whether actually, or in my imagination. No matter the subject, I enjoy interpreting everything through my screen of selective seeing, playful detail, heightened color, and bits of fantasy.