Studios 113 & 115 – oil painting

Nancy Cohen is a resident artist in the ArtsXchange campus in Studios 113 & 115. She is still life painter, classically trained in the chiaroscuro style of the old masters but with a fresh, more contemporary style. “I see the still life is an homage to the comfort, serenity, and safety of home. It’s the stuff of our ordinary domestic lives – vases of flowers, beat up shoes, the foods we eat, well used books – all the beloved old familiar things that remind us of moments in our lives. My job as an artist is to elevate these ordinary things into something more than just themselves – into something extraordinary. I’m trying to make poetry out of old shoes.”. Nancy paints from life – a single source of north light shines on the scene before her and transforms mundane objects into luminous shimmering vessels. She wants her work to show you the beauty and mystery she sees. The result is a drama of bright light and dark shadows that bring her paintings to life.

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