If I have a purpose in making art it’s to go beyond words into the deep belly of creativity. It is to meet myself in the wellspring and have a conversation with the viewer, to communicate in a deep and intimate way at first sight, in an instant. Truly my purpose is no purpose: only to be in harmony with each line, each splash of color and splatter of ink as it strikes the painting surface, to reveal what is already there. My life is my greatest work of art and the small canvases I draw on are part of my vocabulary.
Nancy O’Hara’s largest canvas and her finest artistic expression – her own life – continue to be a work in progress. Moving to the Hudson Valley from New York City in 2015 has added a thrilling new dimension to her artistic adventure: a playground filled with beauty and the opportunity to express with pencils, ink, pastels, crayons and paint on various surfaces what cannot be expressed with words. Nancy is a meditation teacher, a life-coach, and the author of six non-fiction books and two mystery novels.
pencil, pastel, graphite, charcoal, conté on paper
(24 x 24 in.) 2017
Pencil, pastel, graphite, ink on paper
(14.625 x 14.625 in.) 2018
À La La
pencil, pastel, collage, graphite, charcoal on paper
(16¾ x 17¼ in.) 2018