Nancy Colella, CM

Currently, I am working toward making more intuitive and expressive paintings by balancing what I see with some invention. My goal is to design more dynamic and contemporary compositions by focusing on the big shapes and their relationship to each other. Using the abstract elements of line, value, color, shape, and texture I’m thinking more about the design, than the subject. I continue to explore new approaches and techniques and am grateful for the opportunity to share my discoveries.

Nancy earned a BA in Fine Art from Muskingum University, then studied painting at the Aegean School of Fine Arts in Paros, Greece and at the Instituto Allende in San Miquel Mexico. After a career in the hospitality business and while raising two children, she resumed her painting studies at Mass College of Art. She has studied with and is currently inspired by the contemporary painters Peggi Kroll Roberts, Charles Sovek, Mark Daniel Nelson, Nancy Gruskin, Catherine Kehoe, and Patti Mollica to name a few. She is a Copley Master of the Copley Society of Art in Boston, MA and a faculty member of the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, MA. and the North River Arts Society in Marshfield, MA. She teaches numerous workshops throughout New England. Nancy was awarded the Copley Society / Cape Ann Museum Artist Residency in Gloucester, MA for the month of September 2016.

Selected Works