Artist Statement & Contact

I love workinNancy Priestg experimentally, using as many varieties of media and techniques as possible, from gel transfers, to collage, to textural acrylic painting.  I frequently paint as if I am making a collage-combining disparate images.  For example, one of my favorite paintings combined birds made  out of hardware with background images of 17th century dandies.  My first career was as a director and teacher of theater. That love has influenced my painting.  I am drawn to subjects that are mysterious or evocative: Russian icons, Egyptian wall paintings, and Incan masks. The resulting paintings are sometimes more representational, and sometimes more abstract.

Art Education:

Studied with Gerald Brommer, Jackie MacFarland, Carl Dalio, Carla O’Connor, Betsy Dillard Stroud, Frank Francese, George James, John Salminenen.


Taught High School Theater 33 years

Directed and designed 133 productions

Taught art at the Foothills Art Center in Golden Co., Heritage Art Club in Littleton Co. and Park Hill Art Club in Denver Co.


Member of Colorado Watercolor Society

Kansas 8-2005-Honorable Mention

Colorado Watercolor Society State Show 2007, 2008, 2011, 2012

Gateway To The Rockies-2008-First Place

John Lennon -2009-“Imagination” award

Taos National Exhibition of American Watercolors-2008

Colorado Watercolor Society New Trends-2008. 2009

Colorado Watercolor Society New Trends-2010-First Place

Western Federation Watercolor Society 2011

Roxborough Summer Arts Festival-2012-First Place

Colorado Watercolor Society New Trends-2012-Best of Show

Western Federation Watercolor Society-2013-Award of Excellence

Colorado Watercolor Society State Show, 2016


Watercolor Magic August 2003 and February 2007

Watercolor Artist Magazine-February 2013

Acrylic Works 2 – North Light


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