The story of nature is ever-changing; nothing stands still in life, but for the briefest moment, I get to capture the essence of a short interval in time. Also, I love the intimacy of painting the living world — being outside, in the quiet, with the sounds of the area (setting, surrounding) as the soundtrack — it’s magical.


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    Growing up in a rural setting along Lake Ontario in New York, I’ve always felt connected to the land and agricultural countryside. I’m captivated by what’s often overlooked, elevating the commonplace by focusing on the inherent beauty and emotional connection. This love of nature influences my oil paintings today.

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    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

    The EARTH without ART is just EH – Patricia O’Keefe Ross Gallery, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, NY
    OPA Online Showcase Summer – Oil Painters of America,

    Associate Member Online Exhibition – National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society,
    Flowers Bloom, Birds Sing – P. Tribastone Fine Art Gallery, Canandaigua, 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

    Years Prior to 2016
    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


    Best of Show, Canandaigua Art & Music Festival, 2022
    Kenan House Award, Kenan Center, 2005
    Honorable Mention, International Quilt Market & 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
    First Place, Genesee Valley Quilt Club, 2002

    Public Speaking Engagements

    Painting Birds, Penfield Art Association, 2022
    5 Key Steps to Marketing for Artists, Rochester Art Club, 2020
    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