Feature artist of the week, Nancy Klotz has been my mentor for years. Her art jewelry emphasizes creative expression and design.
I met American abstract artist Nancy in 1978 when she worked as an Artist in Residence for Prince George County, MD. There was an open house for the six artists who were part of the Artist in Residence program. Nancy created unique abstract oil paintings that I fell in love with. My favorite were pink abstract figures that could pass for flamingos. We “clicked” when talking to each other and a strong friendship developed between us.
Nancy worked for years as an abstract painter and potter.
Nancy received her MFA painting. “I eventually moved away from painting and into ceramics with a focus on working in porcelain. Ultimately, I found my way to jewelry design and fabrication. It was actually a return to something that I had always loved. I had started making silver jewelry in High School and worked through college making pieces to sell for spending money. I was completely self taught. I love making these beautiful little “paintings” and “sculptures”.
Nancy says: “jewelry is adornment. I wish those who own my pieces to feel beautiful, unique and happy when they put on one of my creations.”
This art is a long process with several stages. It takes incredible endurance and patience. I admire Nancy’s genius. Her artistic creations are for viewing as well as adorning.
To view much more of Nancy’s incredible art visit: http://www.nkjewelart.com/