California artist Nancy Eckels completed a 20 painting, 2 month exhibition at Stanford Art Spaces on the campus of Stanford University in Palo Alto, California in late 2009. In addition she was a finalist in “The Artist’s Magazine” National Competition 2010 and was awarded a mention in the December 2010 issue.
Nancy has been painting full time for thirteen years since ending another creative career. As a child, she dabbled in art, but always wanted to experience show business. She happily worked in television for many years, and was a director on the CBS daytime drama, "The Bold and the Beautiful" when she decided to move on to painting. Given her family background, it seemed like the most natural transition she could make. Her parents met in an oil painting class, and her sister, aunts and uncles are all artists.
"My paintings are improvisational. I just begin to paint, ponder, and paint again. I paint what I feel in my heart and imagination, not what I see in front of me, which translates not to a representation of something tangible, but to a painting full of emotion and thought."