Nancy Tankersley began her artistic career as a portrait painter, she still enjoys painting occasional portraits. However, in 1997 she began combining her interest in the figure with that of the landscape, resulting in a series of figurative beach paintings that has gained recognition and acceptance in galleries coast to coast. More recently she has have been concentrating on “contemporary life”, especially people art work, concentrating on bistro and kitchen scenes. Her figurative work is equally balanced by plein air and studio landscapes where she strives to capture the essence of the scene. The artist can also be found painting still life because she believes that a well rounded artist should be able to approach any subject with confidence.
She is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society and the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters, and a juried member the Washington Society of Landscape Painters www.wslp.org , the Oil Painters of America, ,and the Salmagundi Club in NYC. In 2004, Tankersley was one of the primary organizers of the first annual Easton Plein Air Competition and Arts Festival. www.pleinair-easton.com. and served as the Competition Chairperson in 2005 and 2006. She works at the Easton Studio (www.easton-studio.com) where she teaches weekly classes and several weekend workshops a year.