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    Nancy Conrad (American, born 1940)

    Fork of the Pedernales
    1986
    Oil on canvas
    Signed lower right corner: Conrad
    48 x 84 inches (121.9 x 213.4 cm)




    The stair-step limestone benches of the Pedernales River of West Texas provide the scenery for Nancy Conrad's Fork of the Pedernales painting in a land she loves and depicts in fine art so well. In this 7 feet wide canvas she succeeds in fulfilling one of her goals in her art, that of giving the viewer the "illusion of space". "I hope to invoke a contemplative, reflective moment for the viewer," she says. With a double major in painting and art history, she studied Oriental art and the method of creating a 'visual silence'. She seeks to raise that style to a 'spiritual level', a goal she has achieved in this peaceful work.

    The Hill Country grasses, the limestone river bed falling down to the small pool in front of the viewer - Conrad has placed it all here in this panoramic. Conrad has captured the ever-changing landscape and sky with her persistent mastery of greens, blues and browns. Her delicate brushwork has brought her much recognition in publications such as Southwest Art.

    Provenance:
    Adelle M. Gallery, Dallas (1986)


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