Nancy Shumaker Pallan

 

Nancy Pallan began painting and drawing at an early age when her father, a professional photographer and artist, encouraged her abilities. She received private instruction and later earned her degree in art education. Although she works in a wide range of media, it is her detailed, realistic style of watercolor that makes Nancy’s wildlife and botanical studies so popular.

 

Nancy finds ample subject matter in her native northwestern Pennsylvania. Nearly 350 species of birds migrate there, and numerous wildflowers populate the local creek beds.

 

Each painting begins with a freehand pencil sketch. Then, with single, hair-like brushstrokes, Nancy creates the detailed textures required for feather vermiculation or leaf and petal veining.Paintings are given depth and intensity with layers of light to dark color. Her paintings often require several hundred hours of work, since this intricate technique allows no shortcuts. Nancy’s beautiful results make her hard work well worth the effort.

 

A sampling of Nancy Shumaker Pallan artwork: 

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Dragonfly on letter
Dragonfly on letter
Shell on letter
Shell on letter
Daffodil on letter
Daffodil on letter
Shell on letter
Shell on letter
Butterfly on letter yellow
Butterfly on letter yellow
Shell on letter
Shell on letter
chickadee on letter with stamp
chickadee on letter with stamp
Butterfly on letter blue
Butterfly on letter blue
Cardinal on letter vert
Cardinal on letter vert
Blue Violet on letter
Blue Violet on letter
Cardinal on letter horiz
Cardinal on letter horiz
Bluebird on letter
Bluebird on letter
Christmas Birdhouse 1
Christmas Birdhouse 1
Birds with Ornaments
Birds with Ornaments
Birds on Clothesline
Birds on Clothesline
Birds in mittens
Birds in mittens
5 star dining
5 star dining
Chickadees
Chickadees
Cardinals
Cardinals
Bluebird
Bluebird
Blue Jay
Blue Jay