Nancy Bass



 My life long love of animals nurtured my artist soul for many years. But a cow – somehow – changed my entire point of view. I was delighted to discover that I was not the only one who was drawn to these gentle spirits. 

My collector’s testimonials are openly rejoicing as they describe their sense of peacefulness whenever they view my paintings in their homes. They feel a certain connection, maybe brought on by childhood memories. 

Now, I must admit that this is not a normal herd of cows.  Each cow on my farm was chosen for its distinct personalities, characteristics, and other special qualities.

Collectively, these cows are central to my core artistic message. I find such calmness and feel a return to simpler times in these innocent faces. That is what I know I am sharing and it gives me great joy. 


 For over thirty five years we lived on Anchorage farm in Southern Albemarle county just a ten minute drive from the University of Virginia.  We raised our herd of Simmental, Hereford, Angus, and Charolais cows who ate the grass and served as beautiful models for my paintings.  I now spend my winters on the West coast of Florida and my summers in the mountains of the Asheville area andI continue to paint my herd of cows and  other creatures that inspire my paintings.  


I continue to be inspired by the beauty of the ocean, the farm, or the mountains and always by cows , bears, dogs, birds, and horses and many other creatures that enchant me.






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Artist in Residence - Virginia Center for the Creative Arts - Amherst, VA

Finalist and Award winner - The Artist's Magazine  2012, 2013, 2014,2015, 2016,2017, 2019

Semi Finalist - Bethesda Painting Awards

Second Place- American Artist Annual Juried Competition - Animal Division 2019



Annie Gould Gallery
Gordonsville, VA - 540-832-6352

Bee Street Studio
Dallas, Texas - 214-668-2200

Berkley Gallery
Warrenton, VA - (540) 341-7367

Haley Fine Art
Sperryville, VA - 540-987-1000

Pandion Gallery
Fisher's Island, NY - 631-788-7995

Terzian Gallery
Park City, Utah - 435-649-4927

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