Torn Paper Paintings
April 6, 2012 – June 29, 2012
Nancy Standlee’s art is a means of self expression and it is always evolving and taking a new direction. Her paintings in water-based media of acrylic, gouache or watercolor are attractive to her because of the pigment flow and the bright colors possible. She tends to use intuitive colors and is comfortable with representational and non-objective subjects. There may be found some pieces of collage from a found paper or a specially designed and painted one. She is always a little surprised when a painting turns out reasonably well as each new project is like the first day of a journey; however, on this journey you never arrive after all the detours of endless and vast amounts of information on new methods and techniques. The journey is the reward with each new friend and each new travel destination. Nancy says, “I don’t strive for a photographic reproduction of an image as I feel like a camera can do a better job. Art has an emotional dimension and I’d like to leave something for the viewer’s imagination.” Nancy’s vibrant and colorful paintings capture a moment in time during her life experiences at home in Texas or in travel. She enjoys imaginative figurative work while letting the viewer come to their own conclusions.