Watercolor paintings that capture moments and explore color.

Nancy Duvergne Smith

As a child, I sat with my mother at the kitchen table as she sketched a few lines. When a profile of a women appeared, it was magic. That moment set my beacon toward art making. As a painting major in college, I worked in diverse media but now I have fallen in love with watercolor: vibrant colors that wake up the eye, subtle blends that melt into singular hues. A wet brush is a thrill.

For subject matter, I love figures and faces, waterscapes, abstracts, as well as plants. My style ranges from sensitive modulations of color and value to expressive work, often with calligraphic details. When my brush touches my subject matter intimately, I feel successful.