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ARTIST'S OFFICIAL BIO https://parispruden.fineartstudioonline.com/about
By permission of the artist, The Cyber Art Show is pleased to feature the second of two 12-piece exhibitions of works by American
landscape painter Nancy Paris Pruden (born 1946 in St. Louis, Missouri).
Nancy Paris Pruden, an award-winning artist, grew up in Ft. Worth, Texas. She started painting at a very early age when she won a scholarship to study drawing and later painting at the Experimental Art Program in Ft. Worth. By the time she graduated from high school, she was selling her art and is today shown in many nationally-juried shows. Texture and color are her main interests, and she paints from life Alla Prima style in oils.
Graduating from the University of Georgia with a BFA in Painting and Drawing, Nancy continued her training with workshops under David Leffel, Gregg Kreutz, Quang Ho, Carolyn Anderson, and Joe Anna Arnett before attending the Art Students League in New York.
Her recent awards include National oil and Acrylics Online Showcase, 2016, and 2015; First Place in "Texas & Neighbors Regional Show"; Third Places in the SKB Foundation Show and IAA Show, and an Award of Excellence in the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Show and HCAA Open Show. She was awarded Signature status in ACT (Artists Changing Tomorrow) and is featured in the NOAPS "Best of America" 2015, OPS Plein Air Salon 2015, Boldbrush Favorites 2015, The Oil Painters of America 2015 National Show and Spring 2016 Dutch Gallery of Art Show.
Paris Pruden has participated in many One Woman Shows including:
- Harris Gallery, Houston, 2005, 2007, 2009, and 2011,
- Evelyn Siegel Gallery, Ft. Worth, 2002,
- Adair Margo Gallery, El Paso, 2001 and
- Somoza Simms Gallery, Houston, 2000.
Nancy has participated in many museum shows including the Ft. Worth Museum of Art; El Paso Museum of Art; Museum of the Southwest; Red River Valley Museum; Bosque Conservancy; Homeland Artists Exhibition in Kansas City; Breckenridge Fine Art Center, Mighty 10x10x10 in Tieton, Wyoming, and American Women Artist Show in Virginia. She was also featured in Southwest Art Magazine's August 2013 issue and in Plein Air Magazine in 2015.
Nancy lives in Houston with her husband Terry, where she is represented by Thornwood Gallery. She organizes Painting Workshops in France, Italy, Ireland, and Mexico in the summer.
May 23, 2017
Twelve Pieces by Contemporary Artist
Nancy Paris Pruden (Born 1946)
“I am interested in shapes, textures and colors which I use in the oil painting medium. My art is about my life and what I find beautiful and meaningful. I consider my work to be a diary of the places and people whom I share this time on earth. Therefore I am basically a realistic artist.”