Artist Spotlight: Nancy Ann Sturdevant

Artist Spotlight: Nancy Ann Sturdevant

“Art helps me fill out who I am.”

A statement perhaps many artists, especially those who haven’t pursued it as a career, can identify with. Nancy Ann Sturdevant has always fostered a passion for art, with keen interests in color, light, form, shape, and texture. However, in her professional life, Nancy was a teacher. She had graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in education, though she took many elective art courses while there. As a teacher, she found herself working with students of all ages, from kindergarteners up to high school seniors. She taught in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio before moving to Louisville. At various points in her teaching career, Nancy found herself teaching art, either as part of a general curriculum, as a full-time art teacher, or through art programs run by Indiana libraries or Louisville Visual Arts. In between work and family life, Nancy found time to work on her art, predominantly collages. She found these helped keep her artist self fed.

After retiring from teaching in 2014, Nancy had more time to focus on her art. She has had several small local exhibitions and plans to build up her portfolio. As a mixed media artist, she tends to work with clay, paint, and various found materials, including reclaimed wood. Regardless of the media, her love of color and texture shines through each piece. The observant will notice nature, particularly birds and plants, are recurrent figures in her work. When working with clay, faces tend to emerge from the mound Nancy starts with, many of which with bird-like characteristics. If you would like to see more of her work, please check out her website at annsturdevant.com/.

Artist Spotlight: Nancy Ann Sturdevant

“Art helps me fill out who I am.”

A statement perhaps many artists, especially those who haven’t pursued it as a career, can identify with. Nancy Ann Sturdevant has always fostered a passion for art, with keen interests in color, light, form, shape, and texture. However, in her professional life, Nancy was a teacher. She had graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in education, though she took many elective art courses while there. As a teacher, she found herself working with students of all ages, from kindergarteners up to high school seniors. She taught in Cincinnati and Columbus, Ohio before moving to Louisville. At various points in her teaching career, Nancy found herself teaching art, either as part of a general curriculum, as a full-time art teacher, or through art programs run by Indiana libraries or Louisville Visual Arts. In between work and family life, Nancy found time to work on her art, predominantly collages. She found these helped keep her artist self fed.

After retiring from teaching in 2014, Nancy had more time to focus on her art. She has had several small local exhibitions and plans to build up her portfolio. As a mixed media artist, she tends to work with clay, paint, and various found materials, including reclaimed wood. Regardless of the media, her love of color and texture shines through each piece. The observant will notice nature, particularly birds and plants, are recurrent figures in her work. When working with clay, faces tend to emerge from the mound Nancy starts with, many of which with bird-like characteristics. If you would like to see more of her work, please check out her website at annsturdevant.com/.