Contemporary Painter, Author, Teacher
" I like to think of painting as a collaboration - a collaboration between my initial idea and the medium. By allowing the medium to change my mind during the process, painting never ceases to be inspiring.”
Nancy Reyner, is an abstract painter, art educator and author. Beyond her first love of painting, her passion is to inspire other artists, and to “raise the bar” of art world aesthetics. She spends time teaching and mentoring, encouraging the courageous use of materials and artistic expression. During the past 20 years she has hosted many artist groups, authored two painting technique books (Acrylic Revolution, and Acrylic Innovation) and an instructional DVD, while teaching workshops across the country. She continues to share information, much of it free and public, about the creative process, materials and techniques, as well as career opportunities and business strategies. She accomplishes this through lectures, internet broadcasts, and her blog articles.
Nancy Reyner possessed more than 30 years experience. She received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, MFA from Columbia University, and currently lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Nancy’s paintings have been exhibited in the 2007 Florence Biennale, Italy. Nancy was a featured artist on Home & Garden's TV show That's Clever.
From creating costumes and sets for theater and film to coordinating public arts programs for the state of New York, Reyner has had a wide-ranging career in the arts, all of which inform her work. Her position as technical consultant for the acrylic paint company Golden Artist Colors, Inc. allows her the opportunity to use the latest in acrylic paint technology to create original and unique effects in her paintings