May 5 - 6 , Site: 120
1440 Oakhurst Avenue
Los Altos, CA 94024
Crisp, luminous watercolor landscapes. Highly detailed oils, rich and painterly.
Nancy Bacon’s mastery of Watercolor and Oil represents a timeless classical style that is clear in its vision, precise in its execution, yet light and vibrant in expression. A style with the ability to capture a moment, a mood, or simply the silence. Welcome to the world of Nancy Bacon.
From the time she was a teenager, Nancy Bacon has been active in the art world, and by the time she graduated from high school, Nancy had her own one-woman show and professional portraits to her credit. She also won the Bank of America Fine Arts scholarship.
Nancy attended San Jose State University under the mentorship of the noted Maynard Dixon Stuart where she earned her BFA in Figure and Portrait Painting. Upon graduation, Nancy was recruited by 20th Century Fox Studios as a project artist. While serving there as a restoration artist, she also painted a portrait of director George Lucas. During this period in her career, Nancy’s portrait paintings became popular in galleries located on both East and West coasts.
Grounded in classical painting centered around the human figure, with its rigorous technical demands, Nancy found herself seeking to capture the energy of the outdoors in the same fashion as she would capture a facial expression. Painting on location in areas such as Sierra Nevada, The Rockies, and along the California Coast (which she calls home), Nancy captured, on canvas, the energy she was seeking. Very likely, nothing illustrates this better than her painting of a shoreline reflected off of a mountain lake in the early morning light. Her talent for defining these moments has earned Nancy national recognition in exhibits such as the prestigious “Art for the Parks” annual show.
“Painting a portrait of an individual is an exercise in capturing the soul of an individual, who that person is … . A landscape is an exercise in capturing a moment in time.”