BRIEF BIOGRAPHY OF NANCY OWENS: I was born in La Plata, MD and graduated from La Plata High School. After retiring in 1990 from the Naval base in Indian Head, I felt the need to do something artistic. I took classes and did quilting and machine embroidery designs for ten years. After accomplishing everything I wanted to do in sewing, I decided to learn how to paint. I started taking classes with various local groups and national organizations in oils, acrylics, watercolor and pen and ink.
One of my favorite experiences in painting was having my Christmas ornament selected to be on the 2004 White House Christmas tree. I attended the reception at the White House for the dedication of this magnificant tree in the Blue Room.
The following year I painted an ornament for the Library of Congress Christmas tree. It was a book representing the state of Maryland. I also painted my interpretation of Romaine Brooks "La Baronne Emile D'Erlanger" ca. 1924 hanging in The Renwick Gallery for The Gallery's Holiday Tree.
I have also won many awards including Best of Show many times at the Charles County Fair and the Richard R. Clark Senior Center.
I am a member of the Charles County Arts Alliance Gallery Committee, Southern Maryland Decorative Painters, a member of the Mattawoman Creek Art Center's Artist Advisory Committee, and the Colonial Beach, VA Art Guild. I also consign art at Jared Thor Fine Arts in Colonial Beach. Presently I am only pursuing fine art; painting mostly in oils.
Any questions, Nancy Owens may be emailed at email@example.com