Originally a graphic designer/creative director. I mainly paint with oils and oil pastels, but love photography and watercolors as well. I find a subject that interests me or a photo I have taken and get to work. I'm more and more drawn to the abstract. I find images and faces in my subject that start to emerge as I paint, these will become part of the composition.I'm drawn to impressionist painting, inspired by Post Impressionism. Van Gogh, Renoir, Degas and Lucian Freud are inspirations.
In my paintings I infuse, humor, story telling, abstract and detail elements. Graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, BFA in Design. Owner of Wiener Dog Graphics and Nancy Van Ness Art. MA, Master of Arts, Fontbonne University.
DMA - Direct Marketing Association Award - award winner - brochure design Allied Arts Council Show - award winner Awarded an Addy in KC, MO for advertising. Art for the Health of It' award winner. Exhibitions Kansas City Art Institute Show.Albrecht Art Museum Show Gateway Pastel Artist Show, 2021, 2020 & 2019. 42 Doors of Hope - selected artist. Dove Love' - selected artist. Heartland Art Club Show 2023, 2022 & 2021. Louis Artist's Guild Show - selected artist, 2022 & 2021. Pets' - Exhibizone Show - selected artist.
Luminosity' Show - selected artist. Jones Gallery Show - selected artist. Parenthood' Show - Art St.The Known and The Unknown' - MAC - selected artist. Long Story Short' Show - Webster Arts - selected artist. Contemporary Abstraction' Hilliard Gallery Show - selected artist. Order/Disorder' Show - selected artist.
Small Works Exhibit' JAG Gallery - selected artist. Louis Show - selected artist. Summer Show' - MAC - selected artist. Art of Protest' - Art St. Creatures III' - Art St.
Poolside' Exhibit - JAG Gallery - selected artist.