nannowandnext

Portrait Artist, Gifts for family and friends

Janesville, Wisconsin · 143 Sales

nannowandnext

Portrait Artist, Gifts for family and friends

Janesville, Wisconsin 143 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Nancy LaCaille

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italianouk

italianouk on Jun 29, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

NAN is a fantastic and extremely talented artist. She is absolutely superb, always listening and giving advice as well as keeping me fully informed throughout.. Nan I Can sincerely say whole heartedly that you are a credit to the etsy community. You are one of the best people I have ever dealt with online. I will be back for sure 😀😃👍

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Custom Portraits that capture the feeling. To celebrate the moment and the memory. Created with loving hands from your photos.

Hi! My name is Nan LaCaille. I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts, as well as, a work history in Design. My education and work experience has extended a love and appreciation for all arts. However, portraiture is my lifelong passion beginning the moment I picked up a pencil and before I could sign my own name.

My mother started me out on this portrait artist path. As a little girl she taught me to draw the profile of a teenybopper sporting a ponytail. Her mother, my grammy, was my biggest fan. The pink-walled kitchen a gallery for my faces. For the longest time I drew people out of magazines like National Geographic. As a young adult I began drawing those closest to me and also people posing at art studios.

These days it gives my heart the greatest pleasure to collaborate with people around the world!! I am creating personal portraits from Australia to Sweden and North Carolina to California, all having sentimental value and a place to be, a home... before I even apply the brush to paper. Absolutely Beautiful! I feel so fortunate.

Wherever you are at this moment and wherever I may be at the moment, Thanks so much for finding me and hopefully you found a smile too!

Looking forward to future collaborative art efforts with you, Nan.

The Materials I use to create your special pieces:

Watercolor Papers:
♥ Canson Ecopapers 300g/140 lb cold press, Acid Free.
With recycled content and sustainable practices.
♥ Arches 100% Cotton 300g/140 lb cold press
I go with Canson on my drier pieces and Arches on my wet works.

Watercolor Paints:
♥ Artists' Winsor & Newton
♥ Cotman Winsor & Newton
♥ Designers Gouache Winsor & Newton
Cotman vs Professional Line Permanence are equal. Cotman is not as bright and saturated, perfect for my portraits! I use a combination of these items.

Care Instructions:
Even the best quality watercolors fade when exposed to direct sunlight over time. To keep colors brilliant, frame the painting with museum or UV-resistant glass and avoid hanging in direct sunlight.

Drawing Papers:
♥ Canson Ecopapers 300g/140 lb cold press, Acid Free.
With recycled content and sustainable practices.
♥ Bienfang 219g/148 lb
50% recycled, Environmental, Acid Free
♥ Hahnemuhle Nostalgie 190g/90 lb
Acid free, Age resistant
♥ Strathmore 130g/80 lb
Acid free, durable

The Canson paper is the only one I use for both watercolor and drawing projects. It is my first choice, but I may use these other papers if I find them suitable for a particular piece.

Drawing Pencils and Pens:
♥ Faber-Castell
♥ Prismacolor
♥ Spectracolor
♥ Koh-I-Noor
♥ Derwent Graphic
♥ Sakura Pigma Micron

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    Just a lady that can not fathom life without art.

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