NANCY MARY JARAMILLO
I work in oil on panel, or canvas and conte’ crayon, pencil and charcoal on bristol paper. Over the past twenty years or so my paintings and drawings have been based exclusively on the figure and portraiture. Recently, employing the trusty cell phone camera, I have been shooting like a madwoman my neighborhood’s familiar and beloved natural environment; huge knotted, twisting trees, exuberant weeds, cloudy weather and early evening landscapes. Suddenly, all these cell phone pictures from my daily walks through the neighborhood have seeped into each and every painting and drawing.