Artist Nancy Tankersley

An example of fine art by Nancy Tankersley

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  • FASO Artist Website: http://NancyTankersley.com

  • Year Born: 1949

  • A former social worker, people are often my subject and portraiture was how I began my career.

  • I took up plein air painting in 2000 and it changed my life and my career. In 2004 I founded Plein Air Easton!

  • At age 60 I started teaching and discovered a new passion in my art career.

  • Price Range: $500.00 - $10,000.00

  • More info on Nancy Tankersley's FASO Connect profile

The Artist Says:

I think it is important for contemporary artists to capture the land and the people as they are today. I do not try to romanticize or invent my subjects, but I do try to show the beauty of the ordinary. People engaged in their occupations, enjoying their leisure time by eating, shopping or just strolling down a streets, as well as abandoned and often overlooked landscapes… all of these are ordinary subjects which can make extraordinary paintings. I try to paint from life as much as possible so that my work has the authenticity that comes from capturing a moment in time.


Collectors Say:

”My husband and I just returned from the Tankersley opening. It was spectacular. We were so taken with the breadth of her subject matter, her use of light and color. Two pieces from the exhibit will be hanging in our home gallery. This is a must see. Fabulous - simply fabulous.”

Other Artists Say:

I looked at the paintings on your website and was struck by the breadth of their conception as well as their overall unity.


    "We can ask no greater joy than to go gently through this place that has been given to us, and make something out of it. Not necessarily to fully understand it, for that might be an impossible task, but to honor it in our own way." Robert Genn, Canadian Painter and author of The Painters Keys  May 15, 1936 - May 27, 2014

Nancy Tankersley began her career as a portraitist but entered the gallery scene with figurative paintings of people at work and at leisure. Currently as she searches for the unpredictable, Tankersley moves between landscape, figures and still life. Incorporating non- traditional tools , supports and technologies for her paintings she remains faithful to her impressionistic style.
Active in the current plein air movement, and a founder of Plein Air Easton, she travels worldwide participating in competitions, judging and teaching. In 2018,2019 and 2020  she was invited to be an instructor and demonstrator at the Plein Air Convention in Santa Fe and released two instructional videos with Lilliedahl Videos. In 2016 and 2017 she was invited to exhibit at the prestigious Masters Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in NYC. Recent honors include Best of Show at Parrsboro, Nova Scotia International Plein Air 2018, Best of Show at the Lighthouse Plein Air Festival 2017 and the Dickinson Award for Best Painting by a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society 2016 Annual Juried Exhibit. In 2019 she was selected to be the Featured Artist at the 49th Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Maryland. 
She is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society, the American Society for Marine Art, and the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters and also holds memberships in the Washington Society for Landscape Painters and the Salmagundi Club. Founder and Director of the Easton Studio, a workshops facility begun [...]

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