Nancy Bass



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Nancy Bass Posted Artwork 
2 days ago 
Lily#2 by Nancy Bass
Oil 6 x 6
 
For several years I have been painting a series of portraits of the herd of cows we raised on our farm. In this latest painting of Lily, I have made texture an important part of the experience. I am combining traditional realism with the textures of contemporary painters I admire such as Lucian Freud.
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Nancy Bass Posted Artwork 
2 days ago 
Anniebelle by Nancy Bass
Oil 6 x 6
 
For several years I have been painting a series of portraits of the herd of cows we raised on our farm. In this latest painting of Anniebelle, I have made texture an important part of the experience. I am combining traditional realism with the textures of contemporary painters I admire such as Lucian Freud.
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Nancy Bass Posted Artwork 
3 days ago 
Lucky by Nancy Bass
Oil 6 x 6
 
For several years I have been painting a series of portraits of the herd of cows we raised on our farm. In this latest painting of Lucky,I have made texture an important part of the experience. I am combining traditional realism with the textures of contemporary painters I admire such as Lucian Freud.
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JAMES MOREHEAD 3 days ago
I like that very much, Nancy.
JAMES MOREHEAD 3 days ago
I usually refer to my paintings of cattle or sheep as "portraits" so I get it. Thanks for sharing.

 
Nancy Bass Posted Artwork 
23 days ago 
Anniebelle by Nancy Bass
Oil 6 x 6
 
I have been using palate knives to create texture in my current series of portraits of the herd. Painting white Charolais cows is a study of trying to balance warm whites against cool whites.
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JAMES MOREHEAD 18 days ago
I enjoy and appreciate your loving handling of the subject. I do also paint cattle subjects but not perhaps as such an intimate portrait level.
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Nancy Bass Posted Artwork 
25 days ago 
Bess by Nancy Bass
6 x 6
 
 

 
Nancy Bass Posted Artwork 
1 month ago 
Annie and her Calf by Nancy Bass
Oil 6 x 6
 
For several years I have been painting a series of portraits of the herd of cows we raised on our farm. In this latest painting of Amy and her Calf I have made texture an important part of the experience. I am combining the old world realism with the textures of contemporary painters I admire such as Lucian Freud.
 

 
Nancy Bass Posted Artwork 
1 month ago 
Daisy by Nancy Bass
6 x 6
 
 

 
Nancy Bass Posted Artwork 
1 month ago 
Out to Pasture by Nancy Bass
Oil 11 x 14
 
In this painting of a white Charolais calf at the barn on our farm, I wanted to capture the light and shadows that were beautiful along with the sense of the relationships that were felt between the cows. They have their own social order and function as a group or herd. I am using painting knives in this work to create interesting texture and edges.
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Nancy Bass Posted Artwork 
1 month ago 
At the Barn by Nancy Bass
10 x 20
 
 

 
Nancy Bass Posted Artwork 
1 month ago 
Contemporary Sheep by Nancy Bass
10" x 10"
 
 

 
Nancy Bass Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Lily by Nancy Bass
6 x 6
 
 

 
Nancy Bass Posted Artwork 
2 months ago 
Contemporary Chicken by Nancy Bass
Oil 10" x 10"
 
Chickens are not easy to paint. These prehistoric creatures have challenging faces with unexpected shapes and lines. In this painting I wanted to go beyond capturing a likeness. I wanted to capture the life and beauty of the chicken using color, texture, and interesting edges. Using cold wax mixed into my paint helped me achieve the interesting finish and look I was after in this work.
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Nancy Bass Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Lilli by Nancy Bass
Oil 8 x 8
 
This little pug was painted as a commissioned piece. I enjoy painting intimate portraits of dogs showing their individual personalities.
 

 
Nancy Bass Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Beach Beauty ( Patches) by Nancy Bass
Oil 10 x 10
 
 

 
Nancy Bass Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Beach Beauty ( Anniebelle) by Nancy Bass
Oil 10 x 10
 
 

 
Nancy Bass Posted Artwork 
3 months ago 
Beach Beauty ( Angel) by Nancy Bass
Oil 10 x 10
 
 

 
Nancy Bass Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Emma and her Calf by Nancy Bass
6 x 6
 
 

 
Nancy Bass Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Reflections by Nancy Bass
12 x 12
 
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Nancy Bass Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Miss Sally at the Beach by Nancy Bass
24 x 24
 
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Nancy Bass Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
A Conversation by Nancy Bass
Oil 12 x 12
 
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Nancy Bass Posted Artwork 
4 months ago 
Lunch Time on the Beach by Nancy Bass
Oil 6 x 12
 
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Representation


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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Biography




 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
Semi Finalist - [...]

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