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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, primarily photography, on Vancouver Island for 25 years. In the spring of 2012 a selection of my photos were displayed on billboards in Times Square! 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 a member of the Coast Collective Arts Centre (Colwood), Saanich Peninsula Arts & Crafts Society (Sidney) and the Community Arts Council of Greater Victoria. Recent work can be found at Muse Winery (North Saanich), Sooke Harbour House Gallery, Salish Sea Market (Bowser), Coast Collective 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; CACGV Arts Centre; Sooke Harbour House Gallery; Maritime Museum of BC; Coast Collective Gallery; Victoria International Airport; Metchosin Art Gallery.
In June 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.
Thank you for your interest in my work and site.
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