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Artist Nancy Davidson


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Biography


Nancy Davidson is a contemporary American painter living and working in Santa Barbara, California.
 
"I was born and raised in Santa Barbara, California...a virtual paradise for any artist. Inspired by the abundant natural beauty surrounding me, my oil paintings combine realism with vibrant color, strong design and a contemporary flair."
 
Awards
Best Painting Slopoke Art Show 2018
The Artist's Magazine Annual Art Competition, Finalist 2014
Santa Barbara Art Walk, Museum Director's Award 2013
Santa Barbara Art Walk, First Place Oil Painting 2012
San Dimas Festival of Arts, First Place Painting 2012
Wildling Art Museum, Where Humans and Nature Intersect, First Place 2012
Bacara Resort, Visions of the Gaviota Coast, First Place and Bacara Choice Awards 2012
 
Selected Exhibits
Artists of Distinction, Art Walk, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
Traveling the West, Southwest Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Cowgirl Up!, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, Arizona
Peppertree Art Show Invitational, Santa Ynez, California
Women Artists of the West, Tucson Art Museum
Image of the Horse, Redding Museum and Art Center
California Expressions, Martin Isaacson Gallery, Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles
Dialogues, Art Museum Council, Los Angeles County Museum of Art Rental Gallery
Atkinson Invitational, Santa Barbara City College
Of Man and Nature, Time and Space, Solo Show at Outer Space Gallery, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
Carnegie Art Museum, California
 
Art of the West magazine, March/April 2019
California artist Nancy Davidson says she can describe what inspires her in just one word: light. "It can transform even the most mundane scene into something magical and evocative", she says.  "The potential for beauty is all around us; we just need to recognize it when it appears."
 
A self-described nature lover, who is surrounded by the spectacular scenery of Southern California, Davidson says that, "beyond an appreciation of natural beauty, I try to convey a sense of timelessness and wonder. When I am at the beach, watching the waves roll in just as they have since time immemorial, I [...]

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