Today’s featured artist is Nancie Urciuoli Johnson:
About me, how I got started:
I started painting when I was a teenager, in the basement of my parents home. I found leftover panels from house renovations and used them as canvas’s. I then used an assortment of left-over paints that I found with various brushes. For fine detail work, I would use nail polish or eye liner makeup, with the fine brushes they came with. For inspiration, I would paint from magazine photos (National Geographic for example) or the images on birthday or holiday cards. That Christmas my parents gave me my first set of oil paints.
Slow forward 20+ years and I suddenly take a class at the local high school in Acrylic painting. I become infatuated with this paint that doesn’t require toxic solutions for cleaning and thinning of paint. I start reading books about acrylics – start purchasing more paints – start working more with them.
They dry quickly & have no odor – interesting! I then decided that there were many painters of realism that are far more talented at that style than I will ever be, so I embraced my “shapes” style of painting and branch out into impressionism.
The subjects I paint are a wide variety: Animals, Architecture, Floral, Landscape & Still Life.
Tips to share: • Paint from the heart • Step back often to look • Use your camera as another set of eyes (it’s amazing what It can show) • I use my computer & Photoshop to alter a painting as a test – to see if making a change is worthwhile. It can be a great tool.
My art is for sale through my website and through my gallery on DailyPaintworks. It is also available through the SVAN galleries in Northville, NY
Online Gallery: http://dailypaintworks.com/Artists/njohnson
Thank you Nancie Urciuoli Johnson for the interview today.
Thank you readers for dropping by 🙂
Please come back tomorrow for the next artist interview.
Please Like and Share this post 🙂
If you would like to subscribe to my blog, just enter your email on the “Follow Cindy’s Art Blog” button and then you will receive an email each time I write a new post 🙂 Thanks in advance 🙂