“Season’s End”, Oil on Linen, 10×8, Collection of the Artist.
Nancy Murty’s delicate rendering of birds and other natural elements are the result of years of observation and careful study. Her use of color, composition and edgework create graceful paintings that depict the honest nature of her subjects. Nancy is a full time artist, and maintains a studio in Downtown Rochester, New York. She has extensive experience in business, having run her own business and worked at advertising agencies for over 20 years. She is also highly knowledgeable in social media communications, and we would like to introduce Nancy to you as our newest NOAPS Board Member. As a part of our board, Nancy will work on publicity, bringing to you all the latest news and opportunities that NOAPS has to offer!
“Apple.1”, Oil on Linen, 5×7. Collection of the Artist.
Here is a bit about Nancy:
It all started on a cold winters day with an odd collection of accumulated colored pencils, scraps of paper and a bored little girl.
Sitting at her grandma’s kitchen table, Nancy Murty began sketching the birds as they visited the feeder outside the window or drawing inspiration form an old copy of Birds of America. Little did she know that those days spent with her grandma would lead her down a path that she continues to this day.
Nancy didn’t grow up dreaming of becoming an artist, but art has always been just under the surface in each step of her life – from working in the advertising industry to designing her own fabric lines for Andover Fabrics in New York. Today, painting and sketching are central to her life.
Drawing her inspiration from life, her experiences visiting National, State and local parks, wildlife refuges, and her own backyard, Nancy captures the beauty and harmony of the outside world. Each experience is essential to understanding the subject and translation of organic forms and colors into a cohesive painting structure.
During the spring and autumn bird migrations,, you’ll find Nancy volunteering with the Braddock Bay Bird Observatory’s (near Lake Ontario, New York) bird banding program. Nancy believes direct observation is the key to her success…
“Seed Breaker”, Oil on Linen, 9×12. Collection of the artist.
To view more of Nancy’s work, visit her website at wwwnancymurty.com or on Instagram.
Edited by Patricia Tribastone, NOAPS Blog Director