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Nancy L. McLennon

  • 817 D St, San Rafael, CA 94901, USA

About The Artist

Artist Statement

Nancy L. McLennon has been a lifelong artist who lives with her husband in Marin County, CA. Her paintings are inspired by her love for the Pacific Coast, Marin County, and wine country. Currently she is focused on painting Mt Tamalpais’ colorful, and ever-changing sunsets,

After decades of living in the San Francisco Bay Area, the year-round displays of florals, and warm earthy colors of landscapes have drawn her in for good! She is constantly stopping to wonder at the sweep of local hills as they touch the airy, deep blue of the sky. That is where the mystery and magic of painting a landscapes lies!

Additionally, a large part of her newer creations are joyful, wildly colorful experiments with painting bright, modern florals. She is working in a looser, more“painterly” style, which draws the viewer to study her work up close and then again at a distance. She wants to inspire you to stop for a moment, to gaze and to dream.

She is fascinated with science, nature, history, and mystery programs, and frequently listens to them as she paints.

She has extensively driven through California, Oregon, and the State of Washington. Along these travels, she is often inspired to paint the green or golden hills and tiny farms that sweep throughout these regions. Whether she is working on a joyful floral or a lush landscape, she is excited by the colors, shapes, and interplay with the paint.

Biography

Nancy McLennon was born and raised in Western Michigan. As a child, she loved wandering in nearby woods, daydreaming, and dipping her toes in the little streams. Color and drawing were her passions throughout her childhood, and from the age of five, she knew she wanted to be a professional artist. This dream brought her to obtain her undergraduate degree from Kendall College of Art and Design, where she studied with many amazing professors, such as Fine Artists, (the late) Jon McDonald and Curtis Johnson.

Nancy enjoys living on an insanely steep hillside, where she can view and paint Mt. Tamalpais! She is currently working on a series of paintings of the iconic landscape. It inspires her to wake up and paint God’s creation right outside of her window or on her deck.

Her original paintings have wraparound designs that require no framing. In the original paintings descriptions, you will note that most of her paintings are on canvas and some are on wood panels. All originals are signed by the artist, are wired on the back for ease of hanging, and come with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Nancy’s work has been exhibited at locations throughout California and are held in private collections all over the United States. She is an Artist Member of Marin Museum of Contemporary Art.

Nancy welcomes you to offer your thoughts on her work and is happy to answer your questions. Her return policy is available on her website at nancy-mclennon-art.com if you wish to know more.

Art Medium(s)

Oil Paint

Studio Information

Studio Address
Special Location Or Visiting Instructions

Stairs required for entry. Metered Street Parking only. Please follow signs for FRONT door entrance only.

Contact Information

Artist Full Name
Contact Email Address
Phone

4156886853

Artist Website

Exhibitions & Press

Group Exhibitions

Ongoing exhibition:

Several of my smaller floral paintings are for sale at the delightful:
“Curltology” Hair Salon
owned by sole proprietor, Chioma Anderson
739 A Street
San Rafael, CA 94901

Please contact me if you have any questions about visiting her salon / store

Education

Description

Kendall College of Art and Design
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Undergraduate Degree in Graphic Design

Groups

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