"Shell Fire" by Nancy Howe
LIMITED EDITION Giclee on Canvas -unstretched
Edition Size: 195
Signed & Numbered by the Artist
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Nancy Howe is a self-taught artist who began developing her art seriously in the last 20 years from her rural studio in Vermont. Her paintings in oils are subtle, with a soft, refined quality of realism that emphasizes light and strong design. They span the range of subject matter from animals and birds, to landscape, still life, and figures.
Her use of curvilinear compositions and the suggested motion of the bird or animal subjects give life and freedom to her images. Through repetition of the flowing lines she creates a sense of harmony, and balances this movement with areas of quiet space. Although much of the emotional power she is able to convey comes from dynamic composition, the predominate power affected by her treatment of the subject matter is one of gentleness and peace.
Howe is a member of the Society of Animal Artists, a signature member of the American Academy of Women Artists, and a member of the Oil Painters of America. She has been a contributing and featured artist in several art publications.
Howe is the only woman artist chosen in the history of the U.S. Department of Interior's Federal Duck Stamp Program (1991) since it was established in 1934.
She has had work juried into the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s bird and wildlife for more than 15 years, and in 2005 was honored as Birds in Art Master Wildlife Artist.
Recently Howe was awarded Best in Show at the American Academy of Women Artists exhibition.
Howe's paintings have become permanent collections in several museums and she has been the recipient of numerous awards.