Nancy Murphree Davis has come, gone, and returned to the Arlington and DC Metro art community as her husband is a US Air Force officer. There are advantages to that as she gains experience and exposure among different communities. She is an artist who is also the mother of two teenage children. When I met her today at her new studio located at Stifel & Capra in Falls Church, she was busy painting. She also makes prints at Lee Arts Center.
She enjoys the fact that the community here has expanded support for artists with the addition of the Northern Virginia Arts Center where she will be exhibiting as well.
Nancy studied art at Auburn University with a BFA in painting. Upon return to Arlington, she rebooted her affiliations with Lee Arts Center and Arlington Artists Alliance. Her new studio space at Stifel & Capra is splendid. Take a look at the photo.
What differentiates her work can be associated with her experience and interests. First, she had two years studying architecture. In some of her new work, you will see buildings and structures that demonstrate her command of perspective. One thing that cuts across all of her work is her use of a colorful palette. She gives treatment to animals as well as buildings.
It is also refreshing to see her continuing to produce monoprints.
Her art is complex and interesting, sometimes employing a collage, making it an excellent addition to living spaces.
Stifel & Capra
Nancy Murphree Davis Studio
260 West Broad Street, Falls Church, VA.