Nancy R. M. Whitin
Avid sailor, painter, skier, rower, and lover of fast horses.
A former publishing VP in NYC, Nancy has studied art with the Silvermine Guild of Artists, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the Newport Art Museum.
She is currently painting with the Bow House Studio Artists in Tiverton, RI.
Nancy is a member of the South Coast Artists Organization; The Westport Art Group; and the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod.
The donkeys' expressions and poses she paints are very real -- they are not exaggerated. Her 1500+ digital photos serve as proof that all animals have unique personalities and emotions that sometimes mirror our own. As one of her customers wrote: "Your work caught us by surprise, bringing a bit of levity and honestry to the day."
Whitin has just started working on a series of large-scale drawings (50" x 75") of Civil War horses. The very beginnings of this project can be viewed at http://www.civilwarhorses.net/
Nancy is honored to have been invited to participate in the 2012 and the 2013 Pastels by Invitation Exhibition, An Intimate Group of Nationally Recognized Pastelists
Pastels By Invitation 2013, The Creative Arts Center, Chatam, MA, August 9- September 6, 2013.
And she is pleased to announce that she was selected as one of the twelve artists invited to participate in the 2012 invitational exhibit, Our Shared Planet, examining animals as the inspiration for art, at the Parsons Gallery, The Lexington Arts and Crafts Society in Lexington, MA. June 19 - July 9, 2012
"Life is so largely controlled by chance that its conduct can be but a perpetual improvisation." -- W. Somerset Maugham