University of Connecticut, liberal arts BS
Art Institute of Chicago, fine arts
Hartford Art School, BFA
I have continued my studies to the present, drawing at Cooper Union, Spring Street Studios NYC, and The Society of Illustrators, focused on life drawing.
Hartford Art School, top painting prize
All Island Art Show, Martha's Vineyard, Best in Show
Gracie Art Show, New York
Tavern on Jane, New York
Granary Gallery, Martha's Vineyard
Dragonfly Gallery, Martha's Vineyard
Center for the Arts, Martha's Vineyard
Featherstone, Martha's Vineyard
All Island Art Show, Martha's Vineyard
Standard and Poors
Barret Smith Shapiro Simon & Armstrong
Private Collections in Munich, Amsterdam, Paris, Martha's Vineyard, South Carolina, Florida, Connecticut, New York City, Georgia, New Jersey, Chicago, Milwaukee, Washington, DC
Art Exhibit Reviews:
"And I Love You So", art and poetry by Nancy Purnell
"A Magical Place," art by Nancy Purnell
"Off Season," art by Nancy Purnell
"Sea Bound," art by Nancy Purnell
I have spent many years teaching painting, drawing, sculpture, art history, and a variety of non-traditional approaches to art, in the inner city schools of Chicago, Hartford and New York City. Currently, I teach painting, drawing and art appreciation/history at two senior centers in New York City.
I continue to paint, draw, exhibit and study art. I live a life of creating art and sharing it through teaching art techniques and art appreciation.