Setting the Stage: Beginning Painting with Nancy Wallace

This is a black and white acrylic painting workshop which focuses on composition and lighting for a still life painting. We will do preliminary drawings and paintings in the workshop as well as learn the fundamentals of "setting the stage"

Nancy was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. After receiving BS and MA degrees in art education, she taught art for many years, including a two-year position at an international school in West Berlin in the 80’s. Upon her return she lived in the Washington DC metro area for over twenty years where she worked as an art teacher and arts administrator, eventually devoting most of her time to painting. From 2000 on, she got the plein air bug, and began showing and selling her work. She has won many awards over the years, including many best of show awards in juried competitions. Nancy’s work has been represented in numerous galleries. What she loves about painting: “It’s a language. You are the country where that language is spoken, and to communicate your visual ideas you have to get at what it is to be human. Mixing and choosing colors and applying them to a carefully prepared surface is an intentional, yet intuitive experience.” Nancy studied for years with Rick Weaver, who received his formal art training in New York at the National Academy of Design, The New York Academy, and Art Students League and is, therefore, part of a lineage of great artists and teachers from Robert Beverley Hale onward.

She lives on a farm in Charlottesville where she and her husband engage in another pursuit: home and garden design.

  • 115 Second Street, SE
  • Charlottesville, VA 22902

Region: Downtown Mall Area

Second Street Gallery, central Virginia's first artist run alternative art space, is one of the longest surviving nonprofit organizations in the country focused solely on the art and ideas of our time. Since its founding in 1973, SSG has served its surrounding community with continuous exhibition programming, and today is recognized as one of the... more