EILEEN WEST GALLERYEILEEN WEST GALLERY

CONTEMPORARY AND OUTSIDER ART

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Nancy WilliamsNANCY WILLIAMS

I was educated at Indiana and Tennessee Tech Universities.   Since moving to rural Tennessee, I have also been influenced by folk art.   Exploring the music, food, art, and culture of the rural south has had an effect on my paintings. I especially enjoy color experimentation. 

I love the na´ve and effective use of color in folk art.   I confront my childhood and adult nightmares in my work.  They are dreamlike.  I use old dress patterns (reminiscent of found objects in folk art), textured paper, and molding paste.  I arrange them on the canvas and the objects begin to show themselves.  Like a recurring dream, I find a girl, a dog, and monsters.  In juxtaposition to the figures, I include shadows- which are the possibilities each of us possess.  My dog is a god, faithful and protective. Her oversized fearless, ferocious shadow is her own self-image. The dress patterns are the roles forced upon women by our society.  Skeletons and spines represent the physical foundation from which we embark upon our spiritual journey.  

I paint because it is a release.  I find myself in the groove, and in touch with my spirit.

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Life & Death

"Life & Death"

12 x 24" Mixed Media/Pattern Pieces on Canvas   $300.

 

Devil at Bay

"Devil At Bay"

20 x 24" Mixed Media SOLD

 

 

Balance

"Balance"

12 X 16" Mixed Media/Pattern Pieces on Canvas  $250

 

Would Be Leader

"Would Be Leader"

11" X 14" Mixed Media on Canvas            $300.

Falling Apart

"Falling Apart"

18" x 14" Mixed Media on Canvas    $550.

 

Dancin' with the Devil

"Dancin' With the Devil"

11" x 14" Mixed Media on Canvas        $300.

 

  Abiqui Oaks

"Abiqui Oaks"

8" x 12" Encaustic on Panel          $250.

 

 

 
  Butterfly

"Butterfly"

8 x 8" Encaustic and Found Objects/butterfly/shells

$250.

 

 
     

For more information about this artist and her work, please contact the gallery.

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