Nancy Vala's Profile
A face, a leaf, a dead cat turned to leather and bones. What is shown, what is hidden. My childhood made me hyper-observant; later, working with journalists taught me the usefulness of that trait. Observe, be curious, stare, get caught staring, observe cautiously, write, draw, carry a sketchbook and pen, always, because I feel bereft without them.
Each person is unique. I want to hear your stories and help you bring them forward. I want to illuminate what is special and distinct and create a portrait in art or words or both for you or someone you care about. I love juxtaposition: strong line and color, strength and delicacy, and a muscular interpretation balanced by compassion.
I live in a great neighborhood in Saint Paul, Minnesota. I have a garden and a front porch where friends like to gather and play music. Guitars, mandolin, banjo, bass, singers -- a…
- Born on July 27
- Joined May 21, 2009