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ABOUT THE ARTIST

NANCY TOPPING BAZIN’S art is displayed continuously at the D’Art Center (740 Duke St., Norfolk), The Artists Gallery (608 Norfolk Ave., Virginia Beach), and The Gallery Shop (420 High St., Portsmouth).  From 2007-2011, Nancy was one of the five Managing Artists at Pembroke 4 Art Gallery.  She has had solo exhibits at the Virginia Children’s Museum, Riverview Gallery, The Artists Gallery, Borjo Coffeehouse, Brock & Company, the Norfolk Botanical Garden, and the Meyera E. Oberndorf Central Library of Virginia Beach.

Jurors have given Nancy sixty-one awards for her paintings; and her art has been published in four volumes of International Contemporary Artists (2011-2014), in Artistic Touch, Vol. VI (2014), in State of the Art–Artists Book, Vol. III (2015), and in Inspiration: International Art Book (2017).  She had a painting in the highly competitive Virginia Artists 2013 and International Society of Acrylic Painters 2015. In both 1915 and 1916, she had five paintings in juried Upstream People Gallery’s international exhibits.  In 2015, she published her own book Why I Love to Paint Birds.

Nancy switched to art after teaching literature and women’s studies at universities for 38 years, mostly at Old Dominion University.  Her art is often described as unique, intuitive, happy, fun, and, most of all, whimsical. Contact her for PowerPoint presentations, and see her art at www.nancytoppingbazin.com
                                                                                                  --June 15, 2017