Nancy Tankersley

 

Despite a lifetime of moving around the United States as part of a military family, Nancy has always regarded the coastal areas of Maryland and Virginia as home.  Her love of the Chesapeake Bay area is evident in many of her landscapes and she enjoys painting en plein air as often as possible.

Starting her artistic career as a portrait painter, she still enjoys painting occasional portraits. However, in 1997 she began combining her interest in the figure with that of the landscape, resulting in a series of figurative beach paintings that has gained recognition and acceptance in galleries coast to coast. More recently she has have been concentrating on "contemporary life", especially people art work, concentrating on bistro and kitchen scenes. Her figurative work is equally balanced by plein air and studio landscapes where she strives to capture the essence of the scene. The artist can also be found painting still life because she believes that a well rounded artist should be able to approach any subject with confidence.