NAN HASS FELDMAN
"I enjoy interpreting everything through my screen of selective seeing, playful detail, heightened color, and bits of fantasy."
Nan is one of the founders of the Danforth Museum of Art, and teaches there, as well as at the Worcester Art Museum and the Concord Art Association. Since 1999, Nan has taught workshops in France, Italy, Greece, and Mexico. She has run the “Artists Loft” on the Oceania Cruise Line in the Mediterranean, the Baltic States, the Caribbean, Australia, New Zealand, and in South America.
Nan has a BFA, an MA, and an MFA in painting and has had over 50 one-person shows and numerous museum exhibits, and received many awards. Her work is represented in collections in six countries.
Blessed by a love of life, an optimistic outlook, a very high energy level, a passion for painting, and a drive to keep my creative life in the forefront—all these traits have kept me going so far in a more-than-forty-year career as an artist. My interiors and landscapes explore a love of heightened color, pattern and decoration, playful detail, and clear, yet intricate design. Believing that “more is more,” I delight in making my work overflow with luscious, color-laden content to project a joyful and complex enthusiasm for life, my everyday surroundings, and my experiences abroad.
Since 1999, I have led and taught painting workshops in the Drôme Provencal and in Provence. Over my career since 1972, I have also taught in Italy, Mexico, Greece, and in three art museums in Massachusetts, and have run the Artists Loft on the Oceania Cruise Line. My own work reflects my love of art history and my direct response to, and interpretation of the culture, architecture, landscape, language, and food of each new trip and teaching experience. I enjoy interpreting everything through my screen of selective seeing, playful detail, heightened color, and bits of fantasy.