…on a cold winter's day with a collection of accumulated colored pencils, scraps of paper and a bored little girl.

I didn’t grow up dreaming to be an artist, but art has always been just under the surface in each step of my life – from the advertising industry to designing my own fabric lines.

Today, painting and sketching are central to my life.

Striving to capture the beauty and harmony of the outside world, I draw from my experiences in National Parks, Wildlife Refuges, and even my own backyard. Direct observation is key, including volunteering with the Braddock Bay Bird Observatory’s spring and autumn bird banding programs. Each experience is essential to understanding the subject and translation of organic forms and colors into a comprehensive structure for painting.

Be part of my passion and fascination for the natural world - follow me on…

Nancy Murty contemporary landscape artist
Nancy Murty Art
Nancy Murty oil painter
Nancy Murty Fine Art
Nancy Murty Rochester NY

And, for those wanting the details...

solo exhibitions


Nancy Murty: Transitions - P. Tribastone Fine Art Gallery, Canandaigua, NY


Nancy Murty: Migration - Multi-Use Community Cultural Center, Rochester, NY

Nancy Murty: Springtide - StaryNites, Rochester, NY

group exhibitions


Three Visions: Through Women’s Eyes - Anthony Road Wine Co, Penn Yan, NY

Birds of a Feather - The Hungerford, Rochester, NY


Student Works - Bella Muse Gallery, Odgen, UT

The Birds are Back - P. Tribastone Fine Art Gallery, Canandaigua, NY

previous years

A Matter of Beauty - 1570 Gallery, Rochester, NY, 2015

Arts at the Gardens - Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion, Canandaigua, NY, 2014

FLUX 12 - Hungerford Building, Rochester, NY, 2012

A Personal Landscape - SUNY Oswego, NY, 2008

MAGnificent Inspirations - Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY, 2008

A Quilter’s Palette - Amherst Museum, Amherst, NY, 2006

Kenan Quilt Show - Kenan Center, Lockport, NY, 2005

Quilts: A World of Beauty - International Quilt Market & Festival, Houston, TX, 2005

Quilts: A World of Beauty - Spring International Quilt Festival, Chicago, IL, 2005

Rural Roots & Mysteries - Aullwood Audubon Center, Dayton, OH, 2005

Quilts=Art=Quilts - Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, Auburn, NY, 2004

Quilts: A World of Beauty - International Quilt Market & Festival, Houston, TX, 2004

Kenan Quilt Show - Kenan Center, Lockport, NY, 2003

Blending Art & Tradition - Genesee Valley Quilt Club, Rochester, NY, 2002

public collections

“Greens for Dinner”, Aullwood Audubon Center, Dayton, OH


Ray Hemachandra & Karey Patterson Bresenhan, “500 Art Quilts: An Inspiring Collection of Contemporary Work" (cover image), Lark Books, March 2010

HGTV Simply Quilts (artist profile), Weller/Grossman Productions, episode #1124


Kenan House Award, Kenan Center, 2005

Honorable Mention, International Quilt Market and Festival, 2005

Best Craftsmanship, Aullwood Audubon Center, 2005

Viewer’s Choice, Aullwood Audubon Center, 2005

Best Machine Workmanship, Schweinfurth Memorial Art Center, 2004

Fairfield Master Award: Contemporary Artistry, International Quilt Market & Festival, 2004

Viewer’s Choice, Genesee Valley Quilt Club, 2002

1st Place, Genesee Valley Quilt Club, 2002

public speaking engagements

“Wish I Knew”, Penfield Art Association, 2017

activities & affiliations

American Impressionist Society

American Women Artists

Braddock Bay Bird Observatory

National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society

Oil Painters of America

Rochester Art Club


Art Institute of Pittsburgh, PA