Nancy Spahr
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Artist Statement

My most recent works have been a combination of tar, sand, oils, collage, found and natural materials, etc - Mixed Media.  The bird nest paintings celebrate the cycle of avian parenthood, which is condensed into a much shorter time frame than humans - four to seven weeks from constructing the nest, to embryo to fledgling.  Ready for flight!  The other part of this cycle is the empty nest, which I call the Long Gone series that celebrates the success of the adult birds.  Many are very textured and realistic while others are more whimsical in presentation.  The exploration of materials and techniques has resulted in an exciting group of paintings which I exhibit together with more traditional oil paintings.  It has all been a fun and adventurous time in my studio!  To view more of my works please visit my website, listed above.