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Why I Love to Paint Birds
by Nancy Topping Bazin, Artist

Book Cover: Why I Love to Paint Birds

Contact Nancy Bazin to order:
$15 plus tax and mailing

Also available through Amazon.com and in a number of museums and galleries in southeastern Virginia.


Nancy's whimsical bird painting entitled "Bird Watchers" was selected to be enlarged on commercial vinyl as one of 43 works placed on buildings along four blocks of Sewells Point Road in Norfolk to create a DRIVE-THROUGH ART GALLERY. Almost 500 works were submitted by 98 artists in this competition. The reproduction of her painting is approximately 16 sq. ft. This exhibit will be up for five years. It opened on November 4, 2017.


  • The Artists Gallery (Virginia Beach)
  • D’Art Center (Norfolk)
  • The Gallery Shop (Portsmouth)


  • Two paintings ("Destruction and Rebirth" and "Beauty Lies Beneath") on display and for sale until early April at The Main (Norfolk's 4-star Hilton Hotel at 100 E. Main St.). This exhibit by D'Art artists is best seen in the daytime in the corridor to Selden Arcade and an adjacent space. Both are to the right of the front door and near the door to the garage.
  • One painting ("The Spiral and What It Generates") in the Hampton Arts League member exhibit at the Charles H. Taylor Art Center, 4205 Victoria Blvd, Hampton, VA 23669. Exhibit Dates: January 27 to March 20, 2019. Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10-6; Saturday and Sunday 1-5. 757-727-1490.
  • Solo Exhibit during the month of April 2019 at Bayside Special Services Public Library in Virginia Beach, 936 Independence Blvd; Virginia Beach, VA 23455. Hours: 10 - 7. 757-395-2680.
  • Two paintings ("A Symphony of Color and Line" and "Fun Fantasy") in the CBAA (Chesapeake Bay Art Association) exhibit for the month of April. This is at the Stravitz Sculpture and Fine Art Gallery (1217 Laskin Road in Virginia Beach). A potluck reception will be held on March 30 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Solo Exhibit during the month of May 2019 at the For Art's Sake Gallery, 9770 Gayton Rd, Henrico, VA 23238. Hours: Monday - Friday 10-5; Saturday 10-3. Closed Sunday or by appointment.  804-740-1400.

NOTE: The two solo exhibits will feature Nancy's paintings of whimsical birds. Her wall exhibits at the D'Art Center (740 Duke St. in Norfolk) and at The Artists Gallery (608 Norfolk Ave., VA Beach, but moving soon to 532 Virginia Beach Blvd.) change every two months. Her current exhibit at The Gallery Shop in Portsmouth will continue for approximately five months.