About Nancie Crowley
After receiving my BA in Art from San Diego State University I continued postgraduate work at Arizona State University and UCLA, then completing my Master of Arts in Fine Art at San Jose State University. My emphasis has always been the figure especially when working on large oils in my studio. While teaching Life Drawing for many years, as well as Painting the Clothed Figure, I began to use gouache watercolor pigment to achieve the saturated color play on paper I love. I work quickly, without an under drawing. Filling the brush with paint I enjoy seeing strong compositions taking shape. Gradually, as I began traveling the world, my best adventures in paint have included more villagescapes and landscapes plus contour line drawing.
Please visit my Treehouse Studio in Los Altos Hills on Saturday, May 12th or Sunday, May 13th from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Renown architect Sim Bruce Richards, a student of Frank Lloyd Wright, designed Treehouse Studio. Internationally known San Diego artist James Hubbell worked with Richards and designed a 3D stained glass window, door and carved wooden supports resulting in a very unique creative space. It is a joy to create my work in such a rich, colorful environment. If you come to my Treehouse Studio at 2p.m. on Saturday, May 12th or Sunday, May 13th, you will view a demonstration of gouache painting
My most recent award was SF MOMA’s “Best of Show” at the City of Los Altos’ Bay Area satellite exhibit early last year.
Please come and enjoy 100’s of original works, a live gouache painting demo, a snack and lots of color!