Renowned artist Nancy Tankersley is a perceptive observer of humanity, and an accomplished virtuoso of capturing the nuances and moves of people in every situation—at work, leisure or simply in thought. American Painting Fine Art presents a grouping of her small figure studies, in the context of its annual Small Treasures exhibition. The paintings, all oil on canvas, provide the visitor with a few contemplative moments.
“I try to catch the unconscious gesture, as well as the deliberate act, which is what makes these samples of daily life so challenging and enjoyable to make,” says the artist. The paintings include images of gardeners, students, street repair workers and shoppers.
Other works on display, in the Small Treasures exhibition, are pieces by well-known North American artists Ginger Levant of NYC, Michele Martin Taylor of Salem, OR, Stevens Jay Carter, of Oakland, CA , Jacalyn Beam, of Greenville, DE, Seth Hill of Clarksburg, WVA and David Zimmerman of Durham, NC.
Other artists of note include Alexangel Estevez of Petersburg, VA, and Washington DC local artists Christina Blake, Michael Francis, Marelle Myers and Grace Peterson.
Members of the vaunted Washington Society of Landscape Painters are represented, including works by Yolanda Frederikse, Mimi Hegler, Pattee Hipshen, Mary Kokoski, Andrei Kushnir, Barry Lindley, Richard Ray (recently turned 101!), Genevieve Roberts (still going strong at 101!), Bill Schmidt, Jean Schwartz, Lida Stifel and Robert Thoren.
Regular Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, by appointment from 11 AM to 7 PM. Admission is free.
American Painting Fine Art is located at 5125 MacArthur Blvd. NW, Suite 17.