Nancy Holleran

Life is filled with great experiences. Ones that make us smile; ones that touch our hearts; and ones that leave us spellbound by nature’s beauty.

My approach to art is associative; it starts with a memorable moment captured by a photograph. Starting with my initial drawing, my paintings build into figurative precision to create the emotional aura of my chosen subject matter. My paintings are created within a period that allows me to achieve this goal.

Watercolor medium allows me to utilize it’s semi-transparency to create depth as well as improvise using gouache, ink , resist and watercolor pencils.

As an artist, I like to initiate, as well as be receptive of a process where composition, balance, even theme of the work can be translated from the first brush stroke on paper into a expressive symbol of the experience of modern life.

If they make you smile, laugh or provide sense of peace, I have succeeded. Ten percent (10%) of each of my paintings’ sale proceeds will go to a non-profit organization of the customer’s choice to pass on some joy to others.

Artists affiliations: Santa Cruz Art League, Circle Foundation for the Arts Affiliate Artist and Contemporary Art Curator Magazine “Artist of the Future” award.

Latest Artworks

Northern Italian Sunset

Original unframed
28″ x 22″
Arches Watercolor paper

Italian Village Southern Italy

Original unframed
16″ x 12″
Arches Watercolor paper

DelMar Beach Low Tide

Original unframed
20″ x 16″
Arches Watercolor paper


Aptos, California 95003
+1 408 438 0137

Represented by Agora Gallery, New York City

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