NANCI ERSKINE - BIO Born in Abington, PA, Nanci Erskine is a painter who also draws and makes monoprints to keep ideas current. After receiving her BFA from the University of Oregon and MFA from the University of Iowa in 1988, she lived and worked/taught in quite a few places: Washington, Kentucky, Virginia and Maryland; before arriving at Colorado State University in 1993, as an assistant professor of drawing. Each move added more layers of intangible qualities that exist within any place. Often her paintings have expressed these qualities in mood, color or natural elements. Erskine’s work has been in numerous national, juried and invitational shows for the past 25 years and she was represented by galleries in Scottsdale, Houston, and the Francine Seders Gallery, in Seattle, Washington for 20 years. Awards include a 1998 Colorado Council on the Arts Fellowship for Drawing, and a 2002 Fellowship in Painting. Her work has also appeared twice in the New American Painting ten-state Western Edition. Married, with one grown daughter, and a cat Lily; she currently maintains a studio in her home in Fort Collins, CO. When not in the studio, gardening and volunteering for local non-profit organizations fill her time. • • •
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