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A man playing a saxophone on stage. Painting of a hand cupped around a tiny infant. Vibrantly colored painting of geometric renderings of faces. A woman sculpting a bust out of clay. Close-up of a painting of a human eye in shades of black, red and orange. A woman performing in a play on stage. A young boy smiling at a hand puppet. An exuberant group of participants in the Actual Lives program. A young boy participating in the Arts Alive program. Painting with white and blue hair-like strokes on a background of deep turquoise.

Artists - Online Gallery - Nancy Wood

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www.nancyjwood.com

My current work is a synthesis of photography and digital painting, an artistic process that explores issues of formalism using the aesthetics of the natural landscape. The colors are intensified and the forms are abstracted to express emotive qualities one experiences while absorbed in the beauty of nature. The images can be printed using archival methods on virtually any surface- paper, canvas, aluminum, acrylic, wood, slate and on custom materials for commissions. The tactile and visual qualities of the substrate complete the image to display unique qualities that transcend both natural and digital media. I adjust each image individually before sending it to be printed so each print is unique; no two prints are exactly alike.

The “River” series was inspired by my photo of the Guadalupe River. From the original image I digitally “painted” more than a dozen variations with different surface textures and colors. Discreet areas were carefully selected and refined making each reworked image a separate, unique creation.

The “Roads” series consists of digital photographs taken at sunset or daybreak. Produced by using slow shutter speeds while traveling in a moving vehicle they incorporate the elements of time and space with the light and colors of the landscape. High contrasts of dark and light tones with touches of the saturated warm and cool colors of sunrise create a minimalist scene of a moment captured in time. The resulting images invite the viewer to engage intimately with a dynamic moment in the environmental milieu.

The aluminum prints are produced using a dye sublimation process, which uses heat to transfer dyes directly onto specially coated aluminum. Because the image is infused into the surface and not on it, the archival qualities of this unique process are unparalleled. The metal prints are UV resistant, moisture resistant and will only deteriorate if exposed to extreme heat. Rochester Institute of Technology has conducted aging tests on metal prints that showed an archival value of over 150 years. They can be cleaned by wiping gently with a smooth cloth.

The Canvas prints are printed on genuine artist canvas using eight color archival giclee pigments and stretched around 1 1⁄4 inch artist stretcher bars. The image wraps around the stretcher bars so it can be displayed without a frame. The print on canvas is finished with a clear acrylic coating, providing a very scratch resistant protective layer with a satin luster. It can be cleaned by dusting gently with a smooth cloth.

Nancy Wood's Gallery

Guadalupe River Blue
Dye Sublimation print from digital photo on aluminum. Limited edition of 7. 16” x 20”, $275
Guadalupe River Light
Dye Sublimation print from digital photo on aluminum. Limited edition of 7. 16” x 20”, $250
Guadalupe River Dark
Dye Sublimation print from digital photo on aluminum. Limited edition of 7. 16” x 20”, $225
Guadalupe River Cyan
Dye Sublimation print from digital photo on aluminum. Limited edition of 7. 16” x 20”, $250
Guadalupe River 3
Dye Sublimation print from digital photo on aluminum. Limited edition of 7. 16” x 20”, $225
Guadalupe River Paint
Dye Sublimation print from digital photo on aluminum. Limited edition of 7. 16” x 20”, $250
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