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Nancy E B ecker

Nancy’s formal education includes a B.A. in Art from the University of Colorado, and a B.F.A. in Graphic Design from California College of the Arts in Oakland, California. Studies with respected living artists are vitally important for her continued artistic development and networking, as well. Workshop studies include those given by wildlife artist Bob Kuhn (deceased ‘07), and landscape painters Clyde Aspevig, Skip Whitcomb, Ann Templeton, Scott Christensen, Michael Workman, Nancy Bush, and most recently, T Allen Lawson.

“As an artist, I am concerned with personal expression and developing that which is unique about my vision. Most importantly, I paint to find the connection with a subject that expresses something about myself.”

Artistic expression has always been a part of Nancy’s life. The stage was set from a young age as she explored the Angeles National Forest on horseback, discovering rugged vistas, spectrums of color, and patterns of light and shadow. Nancy quickly learned to record that natural beauty as a way of understanding what she saw. “Drawing became part of my life through the excitement of discovery, and to recreate that sensation of roaming nature’s living sanctuary with my horse as sort of a spiritual guide.”

Nancy has always combined her love of the outdoors with her artistic muse. She finds inspiration in mountain, desert and coastal vistas, especially places that remain unscarred by modern day development. The moody effects of light that set peace upon the farm fields, horses, cattle and wildlife are Nancy’s favorite subjects. It is a sense of tranquility and intrigue that Nancy portrays well.

Full Moon and Horses 20” x 24”, Oil on Canvas, $1750

Central Coast Glow 18” x 24”, Oil on Canvas, $1500

Fall Oaks 12” x 16”, Oil on Canvas, $995

Headquarters 12” x 16”, Oil on Canvas, $995

Heart Hill IV 20” x 24”, Oil on Canvas, $1750

Horses in the Mist 15” x 30”, Oil on Canvas, $1700

Los Padres Coastline 20” x 16”, Oil on Canvas, $1500

Monsoon Sky I 15” x 24”, Oil on Canvas, $1450

Monsoon Sky, II 15” x 24”, Oil on Canvas, $1450

Riverwalk Sycamore 11” x 14”, Oil on Canvas, $775

San Miguel RR Crossing 24” x 36”, Oil on Canvas, $2200

Sourgrass 20” x 16”, Oil on Canvas, $1500

Tall Trees 16” x 20”, Oil on Canvas, $1500

Three’s a Crowd 30” x 30”, Oil on Canvas, $2500

Nancy E Becker 805.441.2786

Becker Portfolio