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‘Visual art, be it photography, painting or mixed media, has become an expression of my passion for life…a way to celebrate the grandeur and simplicity of nature. In my photographic journey, it brings me joy to “see” and capture the tiniest blade of grass to a stunning sunset reflecting in a mirror-like bay. My intention is to illustrate nature in a very abstract & impressionistic manner. I love to create an emotional response in the viewer - be it a long forgotten memory or a surprising ‘ah-ha moment.’
I have exhibited my artwork, be it photography or painting, on Vancouver Island for 28 years. In the spring of 2012 a selection of my photos were displayed on billboards in Times Square and in 2018 I finally got to New York to look up at all the crazy massive signage & imagined where my art was placed! I have been expanding my photographic art by exploring mixed media - acrylic & collage - as a medium for creative expression and integrating photos into it. My work is regularly displayed in regional gallery shows*, artisan markets, studio tours and local wineries. My repertoire of workshops is also growing and are offered at various venues around the Island. I am an active member of the Saanich Peninsula Arts & Crafts Society (Sidney) and the Victoria Arts Council. Recent work can be found at Sooke Harbour House Gallery, SPAC Spring Show and in private collections in Canada, Australia and the USA.
I have received an Award of Excellence by Photographer’s Forum Magazine Spring 2005-16; photos published in Canadian Camera Magazine, The Toronto Star and Boulevard magazine.
*Sooke Fine Arts; Nanaimo Art Gallery; Sidney Fine Art Show; Gallery at the MAC (Parksville); VAC Arts Centre; Sooke Harbour House Gallery; Maritime Museum of BC; Coast Collective Gallery; Victoria International Airport; Metchosin Art Gallery.
In 2015, I partnered with Dogwood Purchasing of Victoria, to sell a wide selection of mixed media art on Amazon and eBay. I now have my own Amazon brand - Dogwood-Nancy Dolan, Artist.
I offer workshops on The Art of Photography, How to Photograph Your Art and Having Fun with Photos - Transfer & Transform and Texturing with Acrylic.
Thank you for your interest in my work and site. You can contact me by email or phone if you wish to purchase or order any art.
250 383 7777