Nancy Hollinghurst is a realist painter born in Atlanta, GA in 1978.
She received an MFA from the New York Academy of Art in 2008,
and a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in 2002.
She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY with her husband Dave.
Whether I am painting an actual person, food, landscape or a collection of objects, it’s always a portrait in my mind.
We collect objects and assign meaning to them because someone gave it to us, or made it for us, or it’s their recipe, or just simply because it’s a reminder of time spent with a person, and when these people are gone, we hold onto “them”. The experience and memories of a lived life. Life’s Souvenirs.I am aware that my paintings will outlast me in this world, so my goal is to create with intention and honesty; to leave behind stories and narratives that give insight into the world that I am living in.