Nancy Bush

Nancy Bush

Nancy Bush, a native Texan, resides in Fredericksburg, Texas. Her work has been featured in numerous art publications, including Art of the West, Southwest Art, Cowboys and Indians, American Art Collector, American Artist, and Western Art Collector.

Bush has participated in Night of Artists and other invitational shows across the country, including Small Works, Great Wonders at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, the American Art Invitational Small Gems show in Denver, Colorado, and Quest for the West at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Her studio work is done using an indirect approach. She works in layers of paint, letting each layer dry before adding more. This buildup of layers and glazes increases the light and luminosity of the painting so that in the end, mood and moments of fleeting atmospheric dialogue are suggested. She uses her plein air studies and photos to paint larger pieces in the studio, where more time is available and the environment is controlled. In the studio, she has the luxury of contemplation and studying at length the design and how she wants to describe it to engage the viewer.