Artist Mentorship Program

Teaching feeds my soul in a different way than painting. Guiding my students into the mysteries and joys of oil paint has been such a gift for me!
 
Each student explores their unique imagination and creativity through the beauty and richness of painting with oils. I focus on the magic of color mixing, confident expressive brushwork, and visually illuminating the subjects that resonate with you personally. Classes are designed for the beginner and intermediate painter. More Information about classes

Testimonial

 

"Everyone needs a mentor.  Lucky me, Nancy Taliaferro is mine.  I have a burning desire to paint, but more ideas than skill.  With Nancy guiding me, I am catching up to myself, step by step.  She shares everything she knows about oil painting, demystifying what others would prefer, with strange egotism, to leave mysterious.  There is no wrong brush stroke, there is no wrong brush stroke, there is no wrong brush stroke – her very comforting and empowering mantra.  Nancy is kind and patient.  She is also funny!  It would be hard to find better company. Time stops when I am working with her, but the hours also whizz by in creative concentration. What joy.  What a gift."

Caroline Thompson: screenwriter 

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

EDWARD SCISSORHANDS,

THE SECRET GARDEN,

HOMEWARD BOUND,

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