Featured Artist Nancy Wood

Intense color and abstract shapes and forms are merged to create stunning digital landscape paintings by artist Nancy Wood. Learn more about her work by visiting her website.

 

“Blanco River Tree Blue” Computer Enhanced Photo on Aluminum, 24” x 20” by artist Nancy Wood. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Blanco River Tree Blue” Computer Enhanced Photo on Aluminum, 24” x 20”

 

I am a classically trained artist currently using photography and digital painting to explore the aesthetics of the natural landscape.

 

“Burning Bush Texas Style Blue” Computer Enhanced Photo on Aluminum, 16” x 16” by artist Nancy Wood. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Burning Bush Texas Style Blue” Computer Enhanced Photo on Aluminum, 16” x 16”

 

The colors are intensified and the forms are abstracted to express the mystical qualities one experiences while absorbed in the beauty of nature.

 

“Pedernales Tares Blue” Computer Enhanced Photo on Aluminum, 20” x 16” by artist Nancy Wood. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Pedernales Tares Blue” Computer Enhanced Photo on Aluminum, 20” x 16”

 

I was trained as an oil painter in traditional B.A. and M.F.A. programs at the University of California, Los Angeles, where I studied with, and was exposed to, the work of influential California artists including Robert Heineken, Richard Diebenkorn, John Baldessari, William Wegman, Ed Ruscha and others.

 

“San Antonio Botanical Blue” Computer Enhanced Photo on Aluminum, 16” x 20” by artist Nancy Wood. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“San Antonio Botanical Blue” Computer Enhanced Photo on Aluminum, 16” x 20”

 

I began working with digital media during the early 1990’s and exhibited with seminal digital artist groups International Webism and the New York based Visual Arts League.

 

“Medina Fun #1” Computer Enhanced Photo on Aluminum, 20” x 16” by artist Nancy Wood. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Medina Fun #1” Computer Enhanced Photo on Aluminum, 20” x 16”

 

My early digital works were included in the Museum of Modern Art New York’s 1999 “Museum as Muse” online exhibition, the Las Vegas Truly Virtual Art Museum and “The Petersburg Biennale of Computer Graphics” in St. Petersburg, Russia and many other exhibitions.

 

“Burning Bush Texas Style” Computer Enhanced Photo on Aluminum, 20” x 20”by artist Nancy Wood. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Burning Bush Texas Style” Computer Enhanced Photo on Aluminum, 20” x 20”

 

Graphics software programs evolved and became more intuitive. My use of them has developed into the type of flow I previously experienced when painting with oils.

 

“Blanco River Tree Green” Computer Enhanced Photo on Aluminum, 24” x 20” by artist Nancy Wood. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Blanco River Tree Green” Computer Enhanced Photo on Aluminum, 24” x 20”

 

I choose and adjust colors, move and edit shapes, apply tints and glazes and become completely engrossed in thinking visually about the image. Although the media is electronic, I still think of myself as a painter and view the works as digital paintings.

 

“Guadalupe River Blue” Computer Enhanced Photo on Aluminum, 16” x 20” by artist Nancy Wood. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Guadalupe River Blue” Computer Enhanced Photo on Aluminum, 16” x 20”

 

The submitted works are a blend of photography and digital painting employing a unique process that I developed over the years. The images are based on photos I take in scenic areas. Colors are intensified and the forms are abstracted to express emotive qualities one experiences in nature. In addition to changes in color and texture, I make subtle adjustments to lines and shapes so that each version is a one of a kind image.

 

“Guadalupe River Gold” Computer Enhanced Photo on Aluminum, 16” x 20” by artist Nancy Wood. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Guadalupe River Gold” Computer Enhanced Photo on Aluminum, 16” x 20”

 

The images can be output in a variety of sizes and on many different types of substrates including paper, fabric, wood, metal, stone, cement, Plexiglas, and adhesive materials. The tactile and visual qualities of the substrate merge with the visual image giving each print a unique identity that transcends both natural and digital media. Most images can be produced in different color schemes to fit any environment.

 

“Pedernales Tares Yellow” Computer Enhanced Photo on Aluminum, 20 x 16” by artist Nancy Wood. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Pedernales Tares Yellow” Computer Enhanced Photo on Aluminum, 20 x 16”

 

In addition to my art training, I earned a Ph.D. degree in Educational Psychology from Texas A & M University, College Station. I have developed courses in visual design for colleges and universities, and have given presentations on my educational research at the National Art Educators Association conference and at the College Art Association national conference. My publications include articles for the Association for Educational Communication and Technology, the International Visual Literacy Association and the Association for Advancement of Computing in Education.

 

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  1. Máire Ní Bhroin says:

    I love your work! Great style! Kudos from a fellow digital artist.

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