Nancy H. Taplin
I think of my paintings as a drama on a stage, the first big strokes are the start of a loose plot that tightens as it moves along. The lines, shapes, and colors whisper, shout, shove, lean, kick, leap and slide as though they might be in an opera. I have no fear of making changes. At a certain point the painting takes on a life of it’s own. I want it to look like it just happened, a flash of magic and like magic it will show me when it’s finished.
I studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts where I won a European Traveling Scholarship. I have won a number of fellowships, three from The Vermont Studio Center. I have shown my work in New York City, Philadelphia, and New England in small museums, galleries, and universities. I am currently affiliated with The BigTown Gallery in Rochester, Vermont, where I have had two solo shows and have been in numerous group member shows. My most recent show was at The Robert Lehman Arts Center at the Brooks School in North Andover, Massachusetts where I was the artist in residence.