Nancy Farrar-Coughlin's Profile

About

I was lucky to grow up in the Northeastern part of Massachusetts. As a family we spent summers at the lakes in Vermont or the beaches in Maine. Winter Holidays were "Over the river and through the wood, to Grandfather's house we go" in Barre Vermont. Skiing, ice-skating and sledding were my favorite winter sports. I loved long bike rides and playing in the woods, building tree forts in the summers. And always beach combing and swimming in the ocean in Maine. Lobster, corn on the cob and shellfish and fresh salads are my favorite summer foods. New England is a truly magical place to grow up.

Now I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. With camera and sketchbook in hand, there is so much to discover here. I love to create.

All my life I have been expressing myself in the arts. From crafting and sewing, to designing lights for a live…

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  • Joined September 1, 2008

Favorite materials

Transparent watercolors, Manganese blue, Organic vermillion, Quinacridone gold, Cold pressed paper, both medium and heavy weight, All brushes, especially larger rounds and flats, Derwent Inktense pencils, Sketchbooks and journals

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About

I was lucky to grow up in the Northeastern part of Massachusetts. As a family we spent summers at the lakes in Vermont or the beaches in Maine. Winter Holidays were "Over the river and through the wood, to Grandfather's house we go" in Barre Vermont. Skiing, ice-skating and sledding were my favorite winter sports. I loved long bike rides and playing in the woods, building tree forts in the summers. And always beach combing and swimming in the ocean in Maine. Lobster, corn on the cob and shellfish and fresh salads are my favorite summer foods. New England is a truly magical place to grow up.

Now I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. With camera and sketchbook in hand, there is so much to discover here. I love to create.

All my life I have been expressing myself in the arts. From crafting and sewing, to designing lights for a live play or playing in an orchestra. I studied the Theater Arts in college and graduated with a BFA in Theater Design. Later, in my 20's, I worked with fiber artists and clothing designers in San Francisco, and designed my own headdresses for a while. In my 30's I discovered floral design and my next passion, gardening.

And now in my 50's I am discovering painting and the fine arts. I especially love watercolor and pen and ink. I also enjoy learning about acrylics.

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5 years ago I picked up a watercolor brush and paint, and was hooked. I love the luscious transparent colors, I love the surprises as the paint moves around in the water, I love the feel and texture of the different papers. I love the endless opportunities and challenges painting offers.



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Visit my website at: www.nancyfarrarcoughlin.com


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