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May 6, 2012
Opening Day

Harmony Hill Winery

2534 Swings Corner Pt. Isabel Road,
Bethel, OH
http://www.hhwines.com/

 

A native of southwest Ohio, Nancy McCarthy grew up with seven brothers and sisters in the quiet neighborhood of Oakwood, outside of Dayton, Ohio. As soon as she could hold a crayon, Nancy's love of art became evident. By age thirteen, she began to hone her skills in an apprenticeship program with a regionally well known illustrator. During four years of study, she excelled in many mediums, including oil, acrylic, watercolor and chalk pastels. While most artists perfect a single medium, Nancy's philosophy differs. "The medium adds so much to the character of each piece that I feel it would be a shame to limit my expression by settling into just one."

In 1975, Nancy started her career in commercial art. She moved to Cincinnati in 1977 where she advanced in her field of pharmaceutical advertising by working with a few of Cincinnati's finest art firms. In 1984 she was able to leave her job at Seta Appleman and Showell and concentrate entirely on fine art. Beginning as a portrait artist, she was quickly drawn away to follow her passion, painting the beauty and variety of God's natural world.

Painting wildlife, vistas,  and domestic animals have become the focus of Nancy's artistry.  The depth and clarity of her work have brought her regional and national acclaim. With a contemporary flair, she creates with a unique style that sets her work apart. "I'd like for the viewer to feel as though they have just experienced a microcosmic moment in the life of an animal. An animal's gesture or expression tells a story or evokes emotion on the viewer's part."

Perhaps you have seen Nancy's work exhibited in one of her many private and public shows. She has exhibited at wildlife shows, equine events, and galleries from California to Massachusetts. Nancy exhibited as a member of the Ohio Society of Nature Artists and now maintains a small studio in Bethel, Ohio. You can reach her by e-mail nancy@nancy-mccarthy.com and buy or view her paintings on her web site www.nancy-mccarthy.com .

May 12, 2012

Bethel Art and Music Festival

Bethel Ohio 12 AM to 6 PM

currently exhibiting at the

Wombat Art Works

in Scioto Square
258 S Main St, Waynesville, OH 45068

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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