Home Artist Art Gallery Literature & Women's Studies Contact

About the Artist Honors/Awards Artist's Statement Related Websites


Nancy Topping Bazin, 2018


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.  Locations for her seven solo exhibits include the Virginia Children’s Museum, Riverview Gallery, the Norfolk Botanical Garden, and the Central Library of Virginia Beach.  In 2017, her painting “Bird Watchers” was one of 43 works selected (out of 500) to be enlarged on commercial vinyl for a Drive Through Art Gallery on Sewells Point Road in Norfolk.  She was one of 12 outstanding Hampton Roads artists invited to display their work at the Peninsula of Fine Arts Center’s 2017 holiday Art Market Series.  From January through September 2018, she had eighteen paintings at Wells Fargo Advisors in Norfolk and, in July and August, two works at For Arts Sake Gallery in Henrico, VA, where she will have a solo exhibit in May 2019.  She also had paintings juried into two 2018 statewide exhibits: the Central Virginia Watercolor Guild show and the Virginia Watercolor Society exhibit.  Her art was juried into the June 2018 Gloucester Arts Festival exhibit by Jeff Harrison, Curator Emeritus of the Chrysler Museum.  Harrison said of her whimsical bird paintings:

“Creating an entire world is an uphill battle for any artist, but Nancy Topping Bazin has done just that, populating a whimsical realm of fantastic feathered creatures, a world of brilliant color and bold, semi-abstract patterns.  It’s a charmed place of pure imagination that offers hours of joyful contemplation.” 

Jurors have given Nancy seventy awards for her paintings.  Her art has been published in nine international books and included in several international exhibits.  In 2015, she published her own book Why I Love to Paint Birds.  Her art is often described as unique, intuitive, happy, fun, and, most of all, whimsical.