Today’s Artsy Fartsy Artist is Nancee Jean McClure. Nancee paints landscapes, western art, wildlife art and pet portraits. Such a wide variety for one artist, and all her work is fantastic. I love good landscape art, the colors, the textures. I want to feel the land in the painting, and Nancee does all that. I love red rock country, and these two paintings capture it.
These two paintings with sheep and the sheep dog, are great. I can hear the dog bark, the sheep baaaa. They’re just fun.
And these paintings of birds, love birds, and these capture them so wonderfully. Here is a little information about Nancee.
Nancee Jean Busse is a native of Illinois where she grew up between flat, green corn fields and flat, green soy bean fields. Sometimes, there was a grain elevator to break the flat, green horizon line. When she was 10 years old, her parents took her, her sisters, her grandparents and a travel trailer “OUT WEST” for summer vacation. Nancee’s love affair with the American West began! Tall mountains, rushing streams, bears, moose, lodgepole pines, high altitudes and low humidity! Wow!
She stayed in the midwest to go to college, teach middle school art, and work as art director for a publishing company. Then she finally got to move out west, to Colorado, where she has continued to work as an illustrator and fine artist.
She regularly shows nationally and her paintings can be found in corporate, institutional, and private collections throughout the United States. Currently she has four paintings touring the U.S. with the Paint the Parks and Paint America Top 100 collection.
She is currently a teaching partner with Chartpak, the manufacturer of Grumbacher paints and teaches painting classes to adults. Nancee’s work is represented at The Blue Pig Galler in Palisade, Colorado. There is so much more on Nancee’s website, be sure to visit. Her website is www.nanceejean.com.