FEATURED ARTIST - NANCY MC PHEE

The Galiano Inn is proud to welcome Nancy McPhee as its featured local artist until May 31, 2022. The artwork displayed here is available for viewing and purchasing in Atrevida Restaurant, Lounge and Private Dining Room. Please contact art@galianoinn.com to find out more about how to purchase Nancy's work.

Nancy McPhee exhibit- Improbable certainties 

 

NANCY MCPHEE

IMPROBABLE CERTAINTIES

Artist bio – Lines and marks, colours and shapes have always been in my remembered life.
From time spent in a grandmother garden, lying over sheets of paper on the kitchen table, school
art classes to the time when I chose to take art courses, I have been entranced with the act of
creation. Pottery and drawing and painting and even gardening, all ways to express oneself.


Words. Movement. Experimentation. Any way to be creative was explored.
I studied drawing with Bettina Lewis, took various painting courses here and there, picked the
brains of many artist friends, take abstract painting courses with Jane Davies, Louise Fletcher,
Pamela Caughey. Some years ago, I was privileged to join a group of women in the Islands
Edge, a cooperative gallery on Galiano Island.


Art that I make is abstract and stems from an inner curiosity based on an image, phrase or a
feeling, which I then let loose on the blank surface in front of me. I am never sure just where it
will take me. Much of my work is inspired by nature, often showing up as abstracted landscapes.,Still learning, still growing. Still drawn to the blank page, the fresh canvas or board.

Artist statement – This collection of work spans several years, starting from the early 1990s.
The paintings reflect the evolution of my art journey through influence and experimentation with
a range of materials and surfaces.


Recently, I have been incorporating collage into the art. This is a way for me to expand or
embellish elements from a variety of sources – both hand made and mass produced – to provide
texture, depth, interest. Texture and colour are included, sometimes incorporating text or letters
and numbers, always striving to follow what I read Gordon Smith once said “paint the emotion
of what you see”. Sometimes the collage stands alone, the intersection of shape, colour and
texture. A few quiet words between the pieces to make a conversation.

Listen closely, you might
hear their whispered murmurings.
I strive to change things up while maintain my artists voice to reflect my reverence for nature.

Quote: “Art is a break for freedom.” David Whyte, poet

Quote: “If you are willing to do something that might not work, you are closer to being an artist”
Seth Godin

VIEW FROM THE POINT #1 12X12 INCHES ACRYCLIC ON CANVAS $140

VIEW FROM THE POINT #4 16X20 INCHES ACRYLIC ON CANVAS $320.00

WINTER STORM SKIES 11X17.5 INCHES ACRYLIC COLLAGE ON HEMLOCK PANEL $190

VIEW FROM THE POINT #2 12X12 INCHES ACRYLIC ON CANVAS $140

WINTER DAY 11X17.5 INCHES ACRYLIC, COLLAGE ON HEMLOCK PANEL $190 -SOLD-

VIEW FROM THE POINT #3 16X20 INCHES ACRYLIC ON CANVAS $320

HIGH TIDE 14.5X17 INCHES ACRYLIC ON COLLAGED FOUND BOARD $230

BEACH SERIES #10 16X20 INCHES ACRYLIC ON CANVAS $320

INDEX AS MEASURE #5 11X17.5 INCHES ACRYLIC AND GRAPHITE ON PANEL $190

BLUSTERED DAY #2 12X12 INCHES ACRYLIC, COLLAGE, GRAPHITE ON CRADLED PANEL $140

BEACH SERIES #8 16X20 INCHES ACRYLIC ON CANVAS $320

INDEX AS MEASURE #4 11X17.5 INCHES ACRYLIC COLLAGE ON HEMLOCK PANEL $190

BLUSTERED DAY #1 12X12 INCHES ACRYLIC, COLLAGE WITH GRAPHITE ON CRADLED PANEL $140

CERTAINTY 46X46 INCHES ACRYLIC COLLAGE ON CANVAS $2,120

BEACH SERIES #9 16X20 INCHES ACRYLIC ON CANVAS $320

AFTER THE WINTER RAINS 11X17.5 ACRYLIC COLLAGE ON HEMLOCK $190.00 PANEL -SOLD-