California artist Nancy Eckels paintings mirror the joy and energy she feels when creating works of uninhibited color, movement and emotion. Her mission is to make the viewer fall in love with her paintings by sharing her emotions. She draws them in and engulfs their experience with feeling, whether it’s bold, in-your-face, good will, exuberance and passion or a more subtle introspective mood. Her technique is highly improvisational, painting off the top of her head with little or no plan in place, using only the emotion of the moment and the mental pictures from her life’s experience. Many of her collectors fall in love with her work, because bold art reflects how they live their lives. They are successful, confident individuals with passionate, artistic, and outgoing personalities who know what they like and own it.
Nancy considers herself a self-taught artist, obtaining a wealth of knowledge by osmosis from talented, artistic family members, in addition to study and training on her own. She has also been involved in workshops by such wonderful artists as Katherine Chang Liu, Carole Barnes, and Pat Dews.
Nancy will be painting as long as she can hold a brush. It’s a passion that will not be lost to retirement. She lives with her husband in Canyon Country, California.