Biography & CV

The Art of Nancy Murty

Capturing the Beauty of Nature


Nancy Murty is a gifted artist who produces mesmerizing oil paintings that draw inspiration from the beauty of nature. Her artworks brilliantly capture the interplay of light, shadow, and color across the American landscape, bringing them to life. Though her art is primarily realistic, it also incorporates elements of abstraction and Impressionism to create a dynamic and energetic feel in each piece.

During her college years, Nancy initially focused on studying Physical Therapy, but she later discovered her true passion for painting. Consequently, she decided to pursue an education in the arts at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. After completing her studies, Nancy worked in advertising for seven years before establishing her own studio, named Bee Creative. For years, she worked as a fabric and pattern designer in the quilting industry. However, she eventually realized that painting was her true calling. As a result, she decided to close Bee Creative Studio in 2013 and focus solely on her painting career.

Nancy is a passionate artist who is committed to continuously improving her craft. She actively seeks out opportunities to enhance her skills through workshops and demos. In her free time, Nancy volunteers at the Braddock Bay Bird Observatory during the spring and fall migration seasons. By doing this, she develops a deeper understanding and connection with nature, which she then incorporates into her artwork. This creates an authentic and insightful perspective in her pieces.

Originally from Wilson, NY, a town with a strong agricultural background, Nancy now resides in Rochester, NY. Follow Nancy on a visual journey where she not only inspires but also invites viewers to experience the magic of her unique creations.

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Hi, I’m Nancy!

If you have any questions or comments or want to say hello, please don’t hesitate to contact or email nancy@nancymurty.com.

Find more information with the links below.


CV

SHORT BIO

PAINTINGS

I believe that art has the power to transcend the ordinary and evoke a profound connection between the artist, viewer, and the natural world.

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Solo Exhibitions

2019
Nancy Murty: Transitions – P. Tribastone Fine Art Gallery, Canandaigua, NY

2017
Nancy Murty: Migration – Multi-Use Community Cultural Center, Rochester, NY
Nancy Murty: Springtide – StaryNites, Rochester, NY


Group Exhibitions

2022
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, www.oilpaintersofamerica.com

2021
Associate Member Online Exhibition – National Oil & Acrylic Painters’ Society, noaps.org
Flowers Bloom, Birds Sing – P. Tribastone Fine Art Gallery, Canandaigua, NY

2017
Three Visions: Through Women’s Eyes – Anthony Road Wine Co, Penn Yan, NY
Birds of a Feather – The Hungerford, Rochester, NY

2016
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


Publications/Appearances

CanvasRebel magazine – Do you wish you had started your business sooner or later? – April 2024
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


Honors/Residencies/Grants

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


Education

Art Institute of Pittsburgh, PA
Niagara County Community College, NY

Bio — the Short Version

A Quick Introduction

Nancy Murty is a talented artist who paints beautiful oil paintings of birds and nature, capturing the colors and light of the American landscape. Her art combines realism with abstraction and Impressionism. 

Nancy draws inspiration from the way the mind completes images from partial information. She is committed to learning and growth, and volunteers at a bird observatory during migration seasons. 

Originally from Wilson, NY, Nancy now lives in Rochester, NY. Her artwork is authentic and insightful, inspired by her experiences with nature. Join her on a visual journey that inspires and involves the viewer.