Artist of the Month: Nancy Gilbert

As an artist, my creative journey is a tapestry woven with the threads of diverse techniques and mediums. While I have embraced acrylic as my primary medium over the years, my artistic exploration knows no bounds. I delight in venturing into various realms, navigating the landscape of artistry from pyrography, colored pencils, clay, wire, glass, and acrylics.

My engagement with local theaters, where I volunteer for prop and set painting, has been a rich source of inspiration and growth. The challenges I face there are as eclectic as my art itself – one moment I’m meticulously rendering presidential posters, and the next, I’m painting a colossal wooden rabbit. The world of theater sets and props infuses a whimsical essence into my art, teaching me the invaluable lesson of non-attachment. Every stroke and creation, no matter how splendid, carries the understanding that it will eventually be painted over and repurposed. This ever-evolving journey has proven to be an intriguing and enlightening experience.

Now, let’s embark on the enchanting expedition of Intuitive Painting – my freshest adventure! It’s a spirited and unrestrained sojourn that propels my creativity into realms beyond the ordinary constraints. It unfolds as a whimsical and untamed journey,
propelling my creativity to heights beyond the confines of ordinary limits. It brings joy and a freshness to the painting experience.

My artistic journey began to take form during my time at Brevard, where I had the privilege of immersing myself in the world of sculpture. This experience was a catalyst for pushing the boundaries of creativity, where I explored a wide array of artistic mediums. To support myself, I pursued an associate’s degree in Graphic Arts and Printing Management, which opened doors to collaboration with exceptional printing companies. Within the realm of printing, I seized the chance to diversify my skill set, delving into photography, ad layout, and design, as well as overseeing various aspects of the printing industry.

Years later, I returned to school to delve deeper into the realms of painting and drawing. My thirst for knowledge and artistic growth is an everlasting flame, continuously propelling me forward in my artistic journey. I believe that art, like life, is an ever-evolving canvas, and I am forever eager to embrace new techniques, mediums, and experiences in my pursuit of creative expression.

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