About the Artist
"I am drawn to the Christmas lights in winter, the starry skies of night or the fireflies of summer. In my painting, I hope to capture light and provide a luminescent image, whether that be glowing objects or capturing the light as it illuminates a scene."
Nancy Lloyd has traveled around the world, calling many locations “home”, including 12 years spent internationally in England, the Philippines and Hong Kong. She moved to her current home in Solebury, PA in 2007. Nancy has been painting in oils since 1993 and enjoys all types of subject matter. She also works in encaustics, collagraphs, monoprints and collages.
Ms. Lloyd has had the opportunity to study with internationally-noted artists, including Emmy Award-winning David Dunlop. She has immersed herself in diverse cultures and been exposed to local art techniques and materials world-wide. Nancy has received numerous awards, notably the Stamford Pulmonary Associates Award for the oil painting "A Quiet Moment" at the prestigious “55th Annual Art of the Northeast USA” held by the Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT and the New Vision Award of Miniature Prints in Hong Kong for the monoprint "Turtle and Fish" at the “Hong Kong Visual Arts Festival”. Her work can be found in collections world-wide.
Nancy enjoys giving back to the community by being an active volunteer for artistic causes, having served on the Boards of the Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA and Artsbridge, Lambertville, NJ. While living in Connecticut, Ms. Lloyd founded and developed an art group within the Silvermine area, composed of Silvermine Community residents, to provide a forum for local artists to meet and inspire each other. The first Silvermine Community Artists in Residence show was held at the Silvermine Tavern in February 2005, with 25 participants; it is an active group that continues today.
Gallery Representation -
2014 - 2017 Nancy Lloyd Fine Art, New Hope, PA opened September 2014. Nancy Lloyd was sole proprietor, displaying her own work along with other select artists. The gallery featured guest artists including Annysa Ng, Anneliese van Dommelen, Kim Kurki and Glen Heller. Nancy's art has formerly been represented at the 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, the Upstairs Gallery, Lahaska, and in Connecticut at the Rockwell Art Gallery and Handwright Gallery, both in New Canaan, CT.
Ms Lloyd developed a project, "GeoArt - The Travelling Art Portfolio" in which former members of Artists Abroad, a Hong Kong-based art group which comprised a diversity of nationalities, passed a portfolio among nine artists who had gone their separate ways and are now living in the US, Hong Kong, Australia and Bali. Each artist contributed a piece of art as the portfolio came to her. The one rule of the project was that the portfolio could not be mailed; it had to be passed by hand to each artist. The portfolio started its journey in Houston going to Hawaii, Los Angeles, New York, Hong Kong, Sydney, Bali, Seattle, Washington DC with its final resting spot in New Hope, PA. The journey took three years. This project reflects the closeness that the members of Artists Abroad have maintained over the years despite the geographic separation and was a real world example of “six degrees of separation” that afforded the portfolio its hand to hand journey. The artists in Artists Abroad benefited from exposure to a variety of artistic influences represented by the nationalities of the members, including Indian, French, British, South African, Australian, American, Korean, and Chinese.
Current Professional Memberships
Artists of Yardley, Yardley, PA
Artsbridge, Lambertville, NJ
Nancy has been very active in supporting the arts through board membership on the Boards of the Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA and Artsbridge, Lambertville, NJ. While living in Connecticut, Nancy founded and developed an art group within the Silvermine area. The first Silvermine Community Artists in Residence show was held at the Silvermine Tavern in February 2005, with 25 participants; it is an active group that continues today. While living in Hong Kong, she was chairperson of Artists Abroad from 1998 - 2000 and curator and vice-president during 2001.
Nancy offers painting lessons, in the studio and en plein air, teaching her technique of using a limited palette and translucent paints, that enable the artist to express luminous images in a loose style.
Exhibitions and Awards -
Nancy Lloyd has a long record of awards and exhibitions, accepted into juried exhibitions at the Philadelphia Sketch Club, Phillips’ Mill, New Hope Art League, Artsbridge and Artists of Yardley,most recently garnering 2nd place at the “9th Annual Artists of Yardley Juried Show” Yardley, PA and juried into the “Phillips’ Mill 89th Annual Fall Exhibition”, New Hope, PA in 2018. Prior to moving to Pennsylvania, she received numerous awards most notably the Stamford Pulmonary Associates Award for the oil painting "A Quiet Moment" at the prestigious “55th Annual Art of the Northeast USA”, an exhibition which covers nine states, held by the Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT and the New Vision Award of Miniature Prints in Hong Kong for the monoprint "Turtle and Fish" at the “Hong Kong Visual Arts Festival” and was represented in juried shows in Connecticut at Rowayton Arts Center, New Canaan Society for the Arts, Greenwich Art Society and the Silvermine School of Art; and in Annapolis, MD at The Maryland Federation of Art.
Ms Lloyd studied with private teachers in the Philippines and Hong Kong. Upon moving to Connecticut, she studied with many instructors at the Silvermine Guild Arts Center, including several years of instruction with David Dunlop, whose PBS series Landscapes Through Time won a Daytime Emmy in 2009. In addition to studying with David Dunlop, her instruction at Silvermine included print making and encaustics.