Nanette spent her childhood playing in the fields and forests of her home in rural Oregon. She believes her vivid imagination, desire to create and nod to nostalgia stem from these childhood experiences. She attended college for two years in Indiana but returned to the home state she loves to complete her BFA at Oregon State University with an emphasis on drawing and printmaking.
Her work is gestural and energetic, consisting primarily of monotypes and paintings with a figurative focus. Her monotypes are unique singular pieces of artwork, there are no multiples created in the process.
A large component for the inspiration in her work is derived from black and white photographs from the early 1900s through the 1960s. She uses these photos as a starting point, often referring to multiple images of people to create one figure. While her work has a lyrical quality to it, she is most interested in the viewer finding their own story in her work.
Acrylic On Canvas
36″ x 48″
4″ x 5″
8″ x 8″