Wildlife and the Environment: Art by Nancy Sharp
Nancy Sharp is an artist based in North Carolina. A self-taught artist, Nany paints primarily in acrylics. The artist’s recent works are largely concerned with wildlife and the environment, often taking endangered local species as their subjects.
It’s interesting to see how Nancy tackles so many different subjects with a clear eye for detail and realism. Birds, fish, mammals, and numerous species of animals are packed into her portfolio, and each is painted with a sense of reverence and great attention to detail. As previously mentioned, the artist’s subjects are mostly endangered species, which lends a sense of urgency to the works akin to Frederica Hall’s series The Red List. Nancy’s animal paintings also remind of the work of Mary Jane Jessen.
In other works, Nancy focuses on the landscape of North Carolina, as well as portraits of friends and family. The artist creates portraits on a commission basis, with just as much appreciation for detail as in her animal paintings.