Nancy Boren grew up in a home surrounded by paintings and drawings, and decided early on she wanted a life in the arts. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Abilene Christian University and cites the infuence of notable traditional painters such as Sargent, Sorolla and Fechin. Nancy has exhibited at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, the Gilcrease Museum, and the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Show at the National Arts Club, NY. Her paintings were used in the feature film “9 Months” and the ABC TV show “The Benefactor”. She was also one of five finalists in the state of Texas for the design of the Texas Quarter in 2004. Since childhood, Nancy was welcomed into the studio of her father, Cowboy Artist of America member and Texas State Artist James Boren, who was a major influence in her development as an artist, not only by the example of his own career as a painter, but by introducing her to the rich, evocative work of others.
“Living in the American West has greatly influenced me, although it is not the exclusive source of my subject matter. Texas and Alaska, in particular, have shaped my perceptions and given me an appreciation for the grand scale of lives lived in wide-open spaces. I’m enamored with the vastness of the landscape and enjoy all of its moods, but especially the endless blue of the big skies and the bright sunshine. Also, as a painter and printmaker, I am fascinated by the rich, pure colors on the palette, the power of a line, and the construction of shapes and layers of textures.”
Nancy is a Master Signature Member of the American Women Artists, an Associate Member of the Oil Painters of America and the Outdoor Painters Society.
• Born in Anchorage, Alaska
• Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree, Abilene Christian University, Abilene, Texas.
• Signature Member of American Women Artists
• Finalist, Texas Quarter Dollar Coin Design competition
• Prix de West Invitational, National Cowboy Hall of Fame, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
• Heart of the West Art Show 2008-2010, National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
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