ARTIST Nancy Tankersley

Nancy Tankersley began her career as a portraitist but entered the gallery scene with figurative paintings of people at work and at leisure. The working watermen of the Chesapeake Bay provide a perfect of blend of humans at work in a gorgeous landscape, and have provided the artist with rich subject matter for the past decade. Incorporating non-traditional tools, supports and technologies for her paintings she remains faithful to her impressionistic style.

Active in the current plein air movement, and a founder of Plein Air Easton, she travels worldwide participating in competitions, judging and teaching. Most recently, she was the Featured Artist at the 49th Annual Waterfowl Exhibit and Festival. In 2016 and 2017 she was invited to exhibit at the prestigious Masters Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club in NYC. As a Signature Member of the American Society of Marine Artists, this year her work was included in the first international online exhibit of Marine Artists. Recent awards include Best Painting by a Maryland Artist at Plein Air Easton 2021, Award for Excellence at the American Impressionist Society Annual Exhibit in
2018, Best of Show at the Lighthouse Plein Air Festival 2017 and the Dickinson Award for Best Painting by a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society 2016 Annual Juried Exhibit. The artist maintains a studio in Easton.