Artist Nancy Paris Pruden

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Nancy Paris Pruden, an award-winning artist, lives and works in Houston, Texas. Growing up in Ft. Worth, Texas, Nancy started painting at a very early age when she won a scholarship to study drawing and later painting at the Experimental Art Program in Ft. Worth. By the time she graduated from high school, she was selling her art and is today shown in many national juried shows. Texture and color are her main interests, and she paints from life Alla Prima style in oils.
Graduating from the University of Georgia with a BFA in Painting and Drawing, Nancy continued her training with workshops under David Leffel, Gregg Kreutz, Quang Ho, Carolyn Anderson, and Joe Anna Arnett before attending the Art Students League in New York.
Her recent awards include National Oil and Acrylics Online Showcase, 2018,2016, and 2015 with Award of Merit 2018, Award of Merit OPS 2020 and 2019 OPS Plein Air Southwest, 2019 Autumn Impressions, California Art Club, AWA 2019 Show at the Steamboat Art Museum,Celebration of Art National Show, Fayetteville, Arkansas, Texas and Neighbors, Dallas, 2020,  First place in "Texas & Neighbors Regional Show 2015", Third places in the SKB Foundation Show and IAA Show, and an Award of Excellence in the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Show and HCAA Open Show. She was awarded Signature status in ACT (Artists Changing Tomorrow) and is featured in the NOAPS "Best of America" 2015, OPS Plein Air Salon, 2015, The Oil Painters of America 2015 National Show, Spring 2016 Dutch Gallery, AWA Show, NY, 2018 and Plein Air Salon 2018, OPS Plein Air SW, 3rd place Quick Draw, Bold Brush 15 Fav, 2020,2019, 2015.
Paris Pruden has participated in many One Woman Shows including:

Harris Gallery, Houston, 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2011,
Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Ft. Worth, 2002,
Adair Margo Gallery, El Paso, 2001 
Somoza Simms Gallery, Houston
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