IT ALL STARTED...
…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…
And, for those wanting the details...
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
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
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
“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