Open Studio & Art Sale

Nancy Nowak Open House Art Sale & Studio Tour Come on by Nancy’s home and studio for drinks, appetizers, and see some wonderful art!! Over 100 paintings marked down for this sale! Thi...

Plein Air Tripping’ Part 2

Right after my trip to Big Sky, Montana, I flew off to Taos, New Mexico for my next plein air trip. This time, my husband Don, joined me along with Larry and Pam Smith, owners of the 2Smith Gallery in...

Plein Air Trippin’

Painting outdoors is one of the best things that help an artist grow for it trains us to simplify and edit to capture the essence of a scene. Painting outdoors in beautiful locations away from home ex...

On a Flower Kick

After a recent trip to see the Butchart Gardens in British Columbia, I felt totally inspired to replicate (in my own way, of course) what I saw.  I started by cropping in some of photos I took. I...

Summer Update 2018

I can’t believe how quickly the summer has been speeding by! I have been teaching group classes, private classes and workshops and loving it! It’s been wonderful to see the growth of my students a...

On the Road, Again

This past summer, my husband and I made a big Anniversary vacation trip out to California. We took 2 weeks, rented a car and proceeded to sightsee LA, Hollywood, Santa Barbara, up to Santa Cruz, Pismo...

Tuscan Villas

Sometimes, it just takes a little cropping to make it work. Driving through the hills of Tuscany, I snapped this photo from the passenger seat of our rental car. I had done another similar scene in th...

Making the Mundane Magnificent

In 2016, I was asked to do a guest blog post on Gail Sibley’s, “How To Pastel” Page. Gail has one of the best pastel blogs out there so please check it out at HowtoPastel.com. If yo...

Croatia Workshop 2018

Come to the most scenic resort town in Croatia to paint, study and learn to take your artwork to the next level! Five full days of fun, comraderie, and great accommodations at the family owned Hotel ...