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Nan Hass Feldman

"Blessed by a love of life, an optimistic outlook, and a passion for painting—these traits have contributed to my life as an artist. My works explore a love of heightened color, pattern, decoration, playful detail, and clear yet intricate design. Believing that "more is more," my work overflows with luscious, color-laden content to project a joyful and complex enthusiasm for my everyday life."

Nan's work reflects a love of art history and a direct response to and interpretation of the culture, architecture, landscape, and aesthetics of place. She interprets everything through her screen of selective seeing, playful detail, heightened color, and bits of fantasy. For Nan, art is really about enhancing and interpreting reality to create a more optimistic and joyous world.

Nan's two main techniques for artwork include water-soluable oils and three mediums on paper. Nan's mixed-media works are begun outdoors with charcoal drawings that are then outlined in colored wax C'aran d'ache crayons. Next she adds oil pastels, then watercolor, which fills in any spaces and creates texture. Nan's oils are thick, richly colored, and scribed into with color shapers.

Nan grew up in Brooklyn and took classes at the Brooklyn Museum from ages three through ten. In her teens, she visited art museums (MOMA, the Met, Whitney) in Manhattan almost every Saturday with her best friend. Nan went on to get her BFA from SUNYAB, a Master of Arts from Goddard College, and a Master of Fine Arts from Vermont College of Fine Arts, majoring in Painting.

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Quetzal Celebrates
Giclee Print

$ 750
$ 450
Vessel Doodles Diptych
Acrylic Painting

$ 1,000
$ 500
The Overgrown Archway
Oil Painting

$ 1,800
$ 900
Courtyard in Cassis
Oil Painting

$ 1,500
$ 1,050
The Distant Hedge
Oil Painting

$ 1,200
$ 720
Quetzal Celebrates
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 1,200
Room for Two
Oil Painting

$ 3,200
Entry Into the Drome
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 650
The Soul House
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 400
Archway in the Drome
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 400
Paris Bedroom
Mixed-Media Painting

$ 400
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Highfield Hall and Gardens Museum "Personae Gratae Home", Falmouth, Massachusetts, Falmouth, MA USA, 2020
The Gallery at North Hill, Solo Exhibition, Travel in Time 250AD to 2019AD, Needham, MA, Needham, MA USA, 2019
Hynes Convention Center, South Rotunda Gallery, Solo Show, Boston, MA, Boston, MA USA, 2017
"Interiors" Solo Exhibition, Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA USA, 2007
Solo Exhibition/ Carre D'Artistes Galleries, Barcelona, Paris, Aix-en-Provence, Barcelona, Spain; Paris, France; Aix-en-Provence, France, 2008, 2007, 2006
Collections
Southern New Hampshire University, Office of the President, Manchester, New Hampshire, Manchester, NH USA, 2019
Children's Hospital, Boston and Waltham, one large mural 3.5'x 13.5', Neurology Lobby, and 12 large paintings 3'x3' for doctor's offices , Boston and Waltham, MA , Boston and Waltham, MA USA, 2015, 2014
Danforth Museum of Art, Framingham, MA, Framingham, MA USA, 2008
Fidelity Investment Corporation, 3 large mixed-media works, 8 mixed-media relief paintings, Boston, MA, Boston, MA USA, 2005, 2006, 2009
Mayo Clinic, Mary Brigh Expansion, Cardiology Lobby and Mayo Clinic Jacobson Pediatric Cancer Lobby, Rochester, MN, Rochester, Minnesota USA, 2017, 2018