Nancy Riedell, an internationally recognized, award winning watercolour artist, originally from Santa Cruz County and a recent transplant to the Sacramento area, graduated from San Francisco State University where she studied Fine Arts. Classes included figure drawing, colour values, acrylics, oils, and art history.
Nancy’s love of art goes back to childhood as her mother encouraged her to develop her art skills by giving her art materials and art books to develop her technique.
Nancy feels that although she has been working with art since childhood, it is only within the last few years that she has felt the calling to go back into her art. Her work reflects her passion well by using strong, saturated colour and theme.
Nancy’s current medium is watercolour. The bold use of colours has played a strong role in her unique paintings. She is known for her bold watercolour art.
Nancy has captured beautiful sunrises in Monterey County, unique beach scenes in Santa Cruz County, funky locations in Portland, Oregon, unusual rock formations in New Mexico, and covered bridges in Pennsylvania.
Nancy’s art has been displayed in galleries and exhibitions on both coasts. She has also been in three publications to date: The Scotts Valley Press Banner newspaper, Slag Mag magazine an artist residency in the Shenandoah Valley, VA, and the Southwest Art magazine from Albuquerque AZ.