Artist Statement of Nan Hass Feldman

Blessed by a love of life, an optimistic outlook, a very high energy level, a passion for painting, and a drive to keep my creative life in the forefront–all these traits have kept me going in a more-than-forty-year career as an artist. My interiors and landscapes explore a love of heightened color, pattern, and decoration, playful detail, and clear, yet intricate design.

Believing that “more is more”, I delight in making my work overflow with luscious, color-laden content to project a joyful and complex enthusiasm for life, my everyday surroundings, and my experiences abroad. My own work reflects my love of art history and my direct response to, and interpretation of the culture, architecture, landscape, objects, and aesthetics of each new trip and teaching experience.

I enjoy interpreting everything through my screen of selective seeing, playful detail, heightened color, and bits of fantasy. For me, art is really about enhancing and interpreting reality to create a more optimistic and joyous world.