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Nan Cunningham

Nan Cunningham, as described by a contemporary, “is a powerful colorist who makes any subject
her own: from still life to figures, with animals or dynamic abstractions, her style is unmistakable and riveting.”  But, she is much, much more.

From the heritage of a Deep South upbringing in the staid traditions and unsettling turbulence of Montgomery, Alabama in the 50’s and 60’s, through her academic and studio experiences at Auburn University, to the life of a working artist and teacher;  Nan’s reflections upon the journey are the artistic records and deep explorations.  As expressed in her own words, “it’s about The Process, not The Product”.

Her process begins with the first touch of the brush to the paint; the paint to the surface; and then movement of emotional energy through the medium.  She says, “The brushstroke is the telling thing.  The moment one puts the first mark on the paper or the canvas, the movement begins… the movement of the medium and the emotion.  That is how the story begins; with the mark, the first mark.  The movement surpasses the subject.  If the student, the artist, is honest and the work is honest then it just ‘happens’: we tap into it ….whatever IT is.”

Nan Cunningham

Nan Cunningham, as described by a contemporary, “is a powerful colorist who makes any subject
her own: from still life to figures, with animals or dynamic abstractions, her style is unmistakable and riveting.”  But, she is much, much more.

From the heritage of a Deep South upbringing in the staid traditions and unsettling turbulence of Montgomery, Alabama in the 50’s and 60’s, through her academic and studio experiences at Auburn University, to the life of a working artist and teacher;  Nan’s reflections upon the journey are the artistic records and deep explorations.  As expressed in her own words, “it’s about The Process, not The Product”.

Her process begins with the first touch of the brush to the paint; the paint to the surface; and then movement of emotional energy through the medium.  She says, “The brushstroke is the telling thing.  The moment one puts the first mark on the paper or the canvas, the movement begins… the movement of the medium and the emotion.  That is how the story begins; with the mark, the first mark.  The movement surpasses the subject.  If the student, the artist, is honest and the work is honest then it just ‘happens’: we tap into it ….whatever IT is.”

Ginger Lilies,  Acrylic

40 x 40 inches $3,400