Artist Nancy Oppenheimer

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"Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you." Emerson
"Art is just a conduit for loving the world. Work is love made visible.” Kahlil Gibran
I try to paint with a poet's graceful intention, with the most love,  giving voice to the mood of light and shadow, while harnessing the power of color to create a well designed story. Always with an intimate focus. Always about connection.
In 1964, I graduated from Windsor Mt School, modeled after Summerhill in England, a progressive highly formative experience. Later, I graduated cum laude, BFA, double major art and English Literature, from the University of Hartford Art School, after which I attended art classes at Connecticut College, Paier Art School, and Rhode Island of Design, while teaching art at two elementary schools in East Lyme and Niantic Connecticut for three years.
The following  years I worked as an artist, writer, and inventor for S&S Arts and Crafts (a national wholesale supplier to schools, camps, churches and retail supplier to department and crafts stores), creating a wide variety of 35 new products- including coloring books, educationally themed books to color and read, a lap weaving loom, dye cut castle to color, etc.
In 1978, I became a newspaper editorial illustrator for the Hartford Courant Newspaper and the New London Day Newspaper, both in Connecticut. In 1984, I won the Best Newspaper Illustration of the Year from the New England Press Association.
I simultaneously freelanced as an illustrator for Xerox Education Publications , ad agencies, fashion illustrations for department and boutique stores, city artist for Norwich, Connecticut, Bess Eaton Donuts laughing muffins, Litchfield Bank calendar, etc.member of CT Society of Illustrators. I created paintings turned into billboards- advertising Mystic Seaport. the most popular tourist destination in CT. Painted posters for Norwich Inn and the Norwich Marina. Taught [...]

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