California artist Nancy Eckels’ paintings mirror the joy and energy she feels when creating works of uninhibited color, movement and emotion. Her mission is to make the viewer fall in love with her paintings by sharing her emotions, drawing them in and engulfing their experience with feeling, whether it’s bold, in-your-face, good will, exuberance and passion or a more subtle introspective mood. Her technique is highly improvisational, painting off the top of her head with little or no plan in place, using only the emotion of the moment and the mental pictures from her life’s experience. Many of her collectors fall in love with her work, because bold art reflects how they live their lives. They are successful, confident individuals with passionate, artistic, and outgoing personalities who know what they like and own it.
Nancy has been painting full time for ten years since ending another creative career. As a child, she dabbled in art, but always wanted to experience show business. She happily worked in television for many years, and was a director on the CBS daytime drama, “The Bold and the Beautiful” when she decided to move on to painting. Given her family background, it seemed like the most natural transition she could make. Her parents met in an oil painting class, and her sister, aunts and uncles are all artists.
Nancy considers herself a self-taught artist, obtaining a wealth of knowledge by osmosis from talented, artistic family members, in addition to study and training on her own. She has also been involved in workshops by such wonderful artists as Katherine Chang Liu, Carole Barnes, and Pat Dews. When collecting her creations, you will notice the ongoing change and continuing growth in her work over the years, which reflects her changing life in general and her constant quest to learn
Nancy will be painting as long as she can hold a brush. It’s a passion that will not be lost to retirement. She lives with her husband in Canyon Country, California visit her website www.nancyeckels.com
You can see additional paintings at Nancy’s daily blog