Nancy Seiler

Website: www.nancyseiler.com

Area of Operation: San Diego, CA

Nancy Seiler received her Visual Communications degree from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh in 1981. In additional to painting and teaching, she owns Seiler Design, a graphic design firm specializing in natural history interpretive design, native plant and pollinator illustration, and print design. She has taught classical botanical illustration, nature journaling, and acrylic painting techniques since 2003. As a Working Artist for Golden Artist Colors, she presents lectures, demonstrations and workshops in Southern California and Montana. Seiler has exhibited her acrylic paintings and botanical illustrations since 2002. In the summer of 2014, she co-owned a successful pop-up gallery in Bigfork, Montana. Her work is represented by Frame of Reference Fine Art in Whitefish, Montana and 709 Gallery in Missoula, Montana. "I am inspired by colors and textures in nature, especially native plants and landscape. Working in fluid acrylics provides me with an element of spontaneity. I start painting on a wet canvas, pouring colors, letting the paint and water move and blend. I tilt the canvas to create more movement and continue to build up layers of color. Creating art this way is always an experiment. The completed piece is usually something completely different than what I initially had in mind."

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