Pastel Painting Demo

The Booth Museum of Western Art asked me to do a Facebook Live pastel painting demonstration to promote my upcoming pastel workshop on April 22-23, 2021. With not more than an hour to demo, and my fir...

Painting in the time of COVID

Painting in the time of COVID Update on 2020 2020 sure has been a crazy, anxious, challenging year! It’s also been a time of deep reflection, self discovery, resiliency, and figuring out what is tru...

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...