Nancy Lilly

Nancy Lilly

August Light 38 x 30 Pastel $3000

Nancy Lilly

Nancy Lilly

Yearning 24 x 24 Pastel $1600

Nancy Lilly

Nancy Lilly

Reverie 14 x 23 Pastel $950

Nancy Lilly

Nancy Lilly

Mission San Jose Rose Window 30 x 20 Pastel $2500

Nancy Lilly

Nancy Lilly

Winter's Light 20 x 24 Pastel $1800

Nancy Lilly

Nancy Lilly

Endurance 24 x 22 Pastel $1600

Fascinated with how light drives color and form, Nancy finds beauty, solace, and inspiration in her native Texas surroundings.  She began drawing, with and on anything at the age of three.  She attended the University of Texas and obtained a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts.   She has been awarded Master Circle Status from the International Association of Pastel Societies and is a Signature Member with the Pastel Society of America.  She has received numerous awards for both national and international competitions.

 

Nancy Lilly Artist Statement

My earliest memories are of drawing.  Perhaps because I could not really hear well until I was about five, and am told that I could not really speak well until I began speech therapy in public school, I channeled all my expressive needs into making pictures from the very start.  I was greatly encouraged by my father and as a small child I remember him carrying me in his arms through the National Museum of Art and feeling overwhelmed with all I saw.           

I have worked in many different mediums, but over time, I find that pastel gives me the immediacy in handling and strength of color to better express the subject at hand.  My surfaces are always a complex build up between warm and cool color.   Always in a hurry, pastel doesn’t make me wait.  As in life, what you see ‘up close’ and what you perceive from afar are different.