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Gallery With A Cause • Located in the New Mexico Cancer Center • Benefitting the NMCC Foundation

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Nancy J. Davis, a native of New Mexico, is an award-winning landscape painter, who paints both plein air and in her Albuquerque studio. She currently works in oil and has many years of experience in portrait and figure. She also paints with gouache, watercolor and pastel.

Professional affiliations include Oil Painters of America, Portrait Society of America, Pastel Society of NM with Signature Status, Plein Air Friends (a local group), NM Watercolor Society, and Plein Air Painters of NM, where she has served as Secretary and is currently serving as Vice President.

Davis is one of seven members of The Bettina Steinke Studio Group. This group has painted together for many years in the historic Steinke studio in Santa Fe. They show annually at Abiquiu near Ghost Ranch, a frequent painting location. They follow the lineage of renowned teachers and painters Bill Gallen, Dave Ballew, Michael Lynch, and Ned Jacob, down through Bettina Steinke.

Davis has studied with and been mostly influenced by the landscape artists Bill Gallen, Dave Ballew, Arturo Chavez, Micheal Lynch, and by portrait painters, Leo Neufeld, Mona Tanzola, and John Stermer.


Artist Statement

I began my life outdoors with horses. Memories of childhood on my family’s cattle ranch become keener as I mature. The landscape, animals and the people who work on the land remind me where I come from and inspire my work.  Painting outdoors helps me bring a necessary truth to my studio work.  And training to see with an artist’s eyes has made expression feel limitless.

I want my work to convey honesty and I hope it expresses my awe of the natural world.  Painting is an expression with its own unspoken language and learning that language is my daily passion.

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