Monday, June 22, 2009
I've been itching to talk about Nancy Witt for the longest time. I went to her grist mill/home/gallery/studio opening on the 17th of May and had an amazing time. My parents and I drove for two and a half hours in torrential rain from Virginia Beach to Ashland, Virginia. It was well worth the trip to see her converted grist mill and incredibly inspiring "meta-realistic" work. If only I had $8,000, I could buy the above painting, "Ursa Minor." She is one of the only artists I know who successfully compose on a circular stretcher. She's pretty much awesome.
Today, Nancy is 72 years young and paints six days a week, eight hours a day. She's represented all over the nation in numerous private collections and museums. Lastly, she opens her home/studio/gallery twice a year to the public.