|Nancy Erikson's works at Montan Art & Framing|
I have admired Nancy's work for ages. Granted, I only knew it from seeing pieces in books, then at Quilt National. Her style, like many top quilt artists, is a signature style. The pieces which the quilt world are probably most familiar with is one reminiscent of pre-historic cave paintings...but with a more direct contact. Her oil paintings and drawings with paintstick are also my favorites.
|Nancy Erickson Golden Wolf #2 (Toklat Pack) ©2009 $450|
I was also very pleased to see some of her other work there...She, like so many other artists I like, works in a palette I adore: golds, turquoise, red orange, burnt sienna, yellow umber, raw ochre....She manages to tell so much in just the quickest of lines, line which isn't necessarily completed, but suggests movement and texture.
|"Solitare", Nancy Erickson ©|
Her pieces also show the strength and often the struggle if the animals she depicts. In "Solitaire" she captures the polar bear perfectly...for much of their lives, they do travel solo...and I have often seen pictures of them with the yellow/orangy cast on their fur.
|"Where's the Ice" 26"H x 40W, 2008 ©Nancy N. Erickson oil paintsticks on archival paper|
In "Where's the Ice" you get an understanding of the bear's personality....as well as their predicament. I love the floating on the ice patch, fiddling with his toes while a large seated bear looks on...reminding me ever so much of some weekend warrior sitting in front of the television drinking beer...
You can see Nancy's work and find more about her on her website, http://www.nancyerickson.com I hope you enjoy her work as much as I do!
I have been participating (or trying to participate :) ) in Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday's creativity blog... You can see her work and other participants links here: