Painting with oils has been a part of my life since I was a child. Growing up in Silicon Valley with views of San Francisco Bay provided me with ample opportunities to paint. Through art, I identify what I find beautiful.
Growing up, my family moved around the Midwest. In the following years, we lived in the Bay Area and later relocated back to the Midwest. I feel that the experiences and places I have visited and lived have made me cosmopolitan in the sense that I have taken them with me. My artwork reflects my travels and cultural experiences. I'm inspired by our travels to Florida, Tennessee, and Colorado, where our children reside. I studied in Tuscany as part of the La Macina di San Cresci Artist Fellowship. As a result, I have developed a distinctive aesthetic. Though I have painted for many years, I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree later in life. I am a full-time artist living in Troy, Ohio. I have exhibited locally and regionally since 2010.
I am inspired by artists past and present. Cezanne, Van Gogh, Monet, and Gaugin are among my favorite Impressionists and Post-Impressionists. As a member of The Dayton Society of Artists, I enjoy the involvement and support of other artists in the vibrant art community there.
In my work, I love painting portraits, landscapes, and abstracts in oil. I create motifs using primal forms and design elements. As an artist, I am driven by inspiration. My work aims to express my soul and inspire others.
Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
2018: Bachelor of Fine Art in Painting; Minor in Art History
2018: Arts Management Certificate
Edison State Community College Piqua, Ohio
2012: Associate of Fine Arts
2023: Landscape Expressions: Design & Color Ignite! Anne Vaccaro and David Meyer Gallery, Edison State Community College, Piqua, Ohio
2021-23: Let the Show Begin, continued, Arbogast Performing Arts Center, Troy, Ohio
2021: Flashes & Splashes of Inspiration, Front Street Galleries, Dayton, Ohio
2018: Nancy Shuler: My Recent Work, Basil’s Restaurant, Dayton, Ohio
2015: My Italian Experience, Solo Exhibition and Lecture, Mayflower Arts Center, Troy, Ohio
2014: Journeys of the Heart, Solo Exhibition, Mayflower Arts Center, Troy, Ohio
2013: Wonder, Solo Exhibition, Anne Vaccaro and David Meyer Gallery, Edison State Community College, Piqua, Ohio
2010: Solo Exhibition and Lecture, Edison State Community College, Piqua, Ohio.
2022: Art in the City Juried Show, Dayton Arcade, Dayton Society of Artists, Dayton, Ohio
2022: Community & Place, Dayton Society of Artists, Dayton, Ohio
2022: Master Works Remixed, Hayner Cultural Center, Troy, Ohio
2020: ReMEMBERed: Member Exhibition, Dayton Society of Artists, Dayton, Ohio
2019: Come as You Art, DSA’s Creatives & Cocktails Show, The Bright Side, Dayton, Ohio
2019: Members Show: Line, Value Shape, Dayton Society of Artists, Dayton, Ohio
2019: Spring Members Group Show, Dayton Society of Artists, Dayton, Ohio
2018: Fall Members Group Show, Dayton Society of Artists, Dayton, Ohio
2018: Yeck Fellowship Exhibition, The Dayton Art Institute, Dayton, Ohio
2017: Scholarship Recipient Show, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio
2016: Women’s Untold Stories, Mayflower Arts Center, Troy, Ohio
2012: Group Show, Anne Vaccaro and David Meyer Gallery, Edison State Community College, Piqua, Ohio
2011: Great Works, Orr Felt Company, Piqua, Ohio
2010: Solo Exhibition and Lecture: Edison State Community College, Piqua, Ohio
Abstract Magazine: Contemporary Expressions. Feature Artist: Nancy Shuler. 2023. Available from: https://abstractmagazinetv.com/2023/02/14/art-feature-nancy-shuler-3/
Blevins, Vivian. It's Never Too Late to Just Do It. 2018. Available from:
Bravo Troy Ohio. Women's Untold Stories: An Evening of Art, Dance, Music & Theatre. 2016. Available from: https://bravotroyohio.com/womens-untold-stories-the-exhibit-p842-188.htm.
Dayton Daily News. Reception planned artist Nancy Shuler. Available from: https://www.daytondailynews.com/news/local/reception-planned-artist-nancy-shuler/2KcAUrxifKWI7l2izPK8aP/
Event.Gives. Original Artwork by Nancy Shuler based on music by Arvo Part. 2022. Available from: https://event.gives/risingstars/items/266031
The Dayton Art Institute. College Yeck Fellowship. 2018. Available from:
QUOTES I LOVE
The true work of art is but a shadow of the divine perfection.
Art is a microscope which the artist fixes on the secrets of his soul, and shows to people these secrets which are common to all.
A work of art which did not begin in emotion is not art.
Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
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