Nancy Anne Gatti
My art is a silent expression of my deepest most hidden emotions. The process of creating gives me time to study Life that is dynamic, intriguing and complex. The communication of life’s delicate balance of light, form, space and movement on living and non-living subjects is a challenge. It is the interpretation of these fundamental elements onto a blank canvas that is most exciting. My passion is to translate this visual observation, stirring an emotion and a sense of reflection.
As a child growing up in Brooklyn, New York, I found myself coloring the concrete world around me with my own imagination. During family car trips to the New England countryside, I realized the awesomeness of natural beauty and its vivid colors and organic shapes. I began to hear an inner voice telling me to paint this beauty. Life continued on in sequence; high school, college, career, marriage and children. In 1997, the inner voice abruptly spoke again: “Why do you wait to paint?” I picked up my first paintbrush and enrolled in class. With my passion discovered, my soul was nourished with excitement and inspiration. Life is precious. And art is life!
Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska. Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
St. Mary University, Winona, Minnesota. Master of Science in Anesthesia. Certified Nurse Anesthetist in 1982-2011.
Studied with Daneil Greene, David Leffel, Jon Houghton, Stephen Perkins, Frits van Eden, and Nancy B. Dillen.
Interest is focused on the techniques of the “Old Masters,” with an emphasis on mood, light and color. Preferred medium is oil on wood.
Oil Painters of America
The Art Student Guild of Brevard
Brevard Cultural Alliance
Brevard Community College Melbourne Campus Student Art show: 2001, 2003, and 2006.
Mixed-Media Art Show, Indian River Glass Works, Cocoa Village, Florida, 5-5-06.
Visions Art Show 2011, Henegar Center, Melbourne, FL.
“Women and Philanthropy,” Catch the Wave: A Publication of Wuesthoff Health System Foundation. Winter 2006.