My intention is to explore texture, color, and layering on a surface of sanded paper. I start by applying a texture such as cold wax or other surface materials. I enhance areas with more color and texture. Then questions occur. “What do I wish to dominate? What needs to recede? Should I disperse some color so that the image spreads gently away?” The movement, forms, and textures interact and my direction becomes clarified. This process continues with additions and incisions until I have a multitude of levels allowing light to emerge and give the drawing a life of its own.
Nanette Shapiro was awarded membership to the National Association of Women Artists, The Woodstock Artist’s Association and Museum, The Art Center of the Capital District, and The Albany Center Gallery. Her work has been shown in numerous galleries in New York City, Albany, NY, Reading, PA, and Woodstock, NY, and garnered awards. Recently, her work was selected for the Fence Show Select, The New York State Museum Exhibition, and The New York State University Exhibition. Nanette has been part of the Drawing Galaxy since it’s inception and is thankful for Meredith’s continual guidance and support in developing her artistic voice.
Pastel, wax, oil pastel, pencil on sanded paper (26 x 32) 2016 $600 (Framed)
Pastel, wax, graphite, shells on sanded paper (26 x 32) $600 (Framed)
Untitled Abstraction in Blue and White
Pastel, wax, graphite on sanded paper (25 x 25) 2016 $600 (Framed)