Nancy E.F. Halbert
“Boredom is foreign to Halbert’s paintings: Variation, not repetition, is her rule in dealing with the figure. Several of her finest subjects achieve an independent complexity in their rugged, hearty dignity.”?-Victoria Donohoe, The Philadelphia Inquirer 4/22/11Nancy E. F. Halbert, a former dancer, choreographer, has a Masters in Art Education from the University of the Arts with a prior MFA in Dance from Temple University. Nancy was a fellowship participant of Vermont Studio Center’s April 2013. She is a featured artist in Studio Visit Magazine, 2013, www.studiovisitmagazine.com. The Dancing Canvas, a three minute professional video of her painting in her studio and discussing her inspirations may be watched at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRJTu7YWye0Her abstract figurative paintings have juried to exhibit in Woodmere Art Museum’s Contemporary Art Show, 2009, 2012, in Philadelphia, the Betsy Meyer Memorial Show at the Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA, Hospital of University of Pennsylvania, The James Oliver Gallery and other prominent shows in the Philadelphia area.
She has been a member of the artist cooperative MUSE Gallery in Philadelphia since 2008 and a Professional Member of the Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA. Her paintings are in collections in Australia and the United States. She has taught painting and drawing in pastels, watercolor, oil and acrylics for over fifteen years to adults and children of all levels and art history lectures in the Philadelphia area. Nancy is available for commissions, workshops and private lessons.