Nancy Paris Pruden
Nancy Paris Pruden, an award winning artist, lives and works in Houston, Texas. Growing up in Ft. Worth, Texas, Nancy started painting at a very early age when she won a scholarship to study drawing and later painting at the Experimental Art Program in Ft. Worth. By the time she graduated from high school, she was selling her art and is today shown in many nationally juried shows. Texture and color are her main interests, and she paints from life Alla Prima style in oils.
Graduating from the University of Georgia with a BFA in Painting and Drawing, Nancy continued her training with workshops under David Leffel, Gregg Kreutz, Quang Ho, Carolyn Anderson, and Joe Anna Arnett before attending the Art Students League in New York.
Her recent awards include National oil and Acrylics Oneline Showcase, 2016, and 2015, first place in "Texas & Neighbors Regional Show", third places in the SKB Foundation Show and IAA Show, and an Award of Excellence in the National Oil & Acrylic Painters Show and HCAA Open Show. She was awarded Signature status in ACT (Artists Changing Tomorrow) and is featured in the NOAPS "Best of America" 2015, OPS Plein Air Salon, 2015, Boldbrush Favorites 2015, The Oil Painters of America 2015 National Show and Spring 2016 Dutch Gallery of Art Show.
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