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Artist Nance Franklin


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Artist Statement“I paint to inspire and hope that you will not only enjoy, but also be captivated by my work.” Memberships:
 
    National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society  NOAPS.org    Oil Painters of America  www.oilpaintersofamerica.com    A. W. A. American Women Artists www.americanwomenartists.org
 
Biography:
 Nance Franklin, a self-taught artist, discovered her passion for art as a small child. Her techniquewas first cultivated by painting portraits of people who touched her life. In 1983, she had theunique opportunity of developing her technique abroad, traveling throughout Europe and Israel, training in the shadow of the masters. These artists taught her how to incorporate a multi layering technique, giving the subject of her oil paintings — through depth, color, translucency and detail — a look of realism.Later, Nance trained under German artist and finisher Karl-Heinz Meschbach as well as Santa Fe artist Armond Lara. Upon completing her training, Nance began a decorative painting business in 1992. From 1992 to 2007, Nance was commissioned to paint for churches, businesses and private homes throughout the United States, applying and developing the training she had received from across the globe. In 2007, her life took a dramatic turn following an accident that left her with a severe spinal injury. This accident, however, was a great blessing in her life, as it allowed her to gain a deeper appreciation for the beauty of nature as it is seen with the naked eye. This new-found appreciation soon translated into her artwork, influencing her artistic philosophy.  Today, Nance’s passion for art comes from the perfection of creation. Like Richard Wilbur, she strives to convey the beauty of the world as she sees it — through her paint brush, to the canvas, and finally to the wall of someone’s home. “The beautiful changes as a forest is changed, by a chameleon’s tuning his skin to it; [...]

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