Nancy Hielscher     |     Artist Statement

Art has always been my language of self-expression, my way of communicating thoughts and emotions that cannot be easily put into words. As an artist, I strive to create pieces that evoke a sense of wonder and introspection, inviting viewers to explore the depths of their own emotions and perceptions.

I have been skillfully creating graphic and contemporary still life paintings with a particular focus on oil painting as my preferred medium. My paintings capture the essence and
beauty of everyday objects. Nature has always been a significant source of inspiration for

me, which is evident in both my still life paintings and my autumnal foliage series.

The intricate patterns and vibrant colors found in the natural world never fail to captivate me. My paintings reflect not only light, form and shadows, but are painted with strong brushstrokes rich with color. I strive to create pieces that evoke a sense of wonder and introspection, inviting viewers to explore the depths of their own emotions and perceptions.

While oil has been my preferred medium with many of my paintings, I have begun exploring mixed media on newsprint, I like to think of it as “all the news that’s fit to paint”. For me, this is a small step into what is currently described as abstract realism. This approach allows me to incorporate different elements into my work, such as Indian ink, acrylic paint, collage, and the printed word. By layering and juxtaposing these materials, I hope to create visually dynamic pieces that challenge my conventional way of drawing and painting.

My artistic process is driven by my desire to evoke an emotional response from the viewer. I aim to create a visual dialogue that invites introspection and contemplation, encouraging viewers to explore their connections to the subjects depicted. Through my art, I seek to convey a sense of beauty, harmony, and a deeper understanding of the world around us.

My work seeks to evoke emotion, spark contemplation, and offer viewers a glimpse into my personal experiences. With each brushstroke and innovative technique, I invite you to appreciate the beauty that surrounds us.