“My desire is to capture the dynamic emotions of the animals I paint. I invite viewers on an imaginary journey exploring the many visual layers connecting them to a kindred spirit.”
Nancy Andresen is a wildlife and domestic animal realist painter who resides in the Rocky Mountains. A native, growing up in the mountains of Colorado, she has a reverence for nature, animals, and love of the outdoors. Her activities include kayaking, skiing, hiking, and horseback riding, which inspire her choice of subjects.
Andresen’s desire is to capture the dynamic emotions of the animals she paints. She invites viewers on an imaginary journey exploring the many visual layers connecting them to a kindred spirit.
The artist is an accepted member of the International Guild of Realism, IGOR, a prominent organization dedicated to promoting excellence in realism. Her painting of a lion, “Barnum”, was accepted into the Masterworks International Guild of Realism Museum Tour, 2015-2016, produced by David J. Wagner, L.L.C. An exhibition of 65 artists whose works were representative of the finest of its members, locally and internationally.
Purchased by private collectors, she has been accepted into juried shows and received awards from both online and onsite exhibitions.
A pet lover, with several pets of her own, she also paints personalized pet portraits by commission. Backgrounds are creatively designed to fit the pet’s favorite surroundings. One of her paintings of a beagle, “I’m Innocent”, was featured in Southwest Art magazine, along with other members of the 8th Annual IGOR juried show in Tempe, Arizona.
Her most recent publication was an interview with the Vail Magazine, Winter Issue, 2022, Page 216, 217 “Connecting with Animals”.