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 Hass Feldman'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 Feldman, art is really about enhancing and interpreting reality to create a more optimistic and joyous world.

Feldman's two main techniques include water-soluble oil paints and three mediums on paper. Her 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. Her oil paintings are thick, richly colored, and scribed into with color shapers.

Nan Hass Feldman grew up in Brooklyn and took classes at the Brooklyn Museum from ages three through ten. In her teens, she visited art museums in Manhattan (MOMA, the Met, Whitney) almost every Saturday with her best friend. Feldman went on to get her BFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo, an MA from Goddard College, and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts, majoring in painting.

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
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