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"Thinking of You" is an original acrylic on canvas painted by Wisconsin native, Nancy Laliberte.
Whether painting or drawing, Laliberte’s work reflects her life-long love for the color and light found in nature, landscapes and in the everyday scenes and objects that surround us. “It’s the physical act of painting – being creative – that feeds my soul, brings me joy and keeps me going back for more,” she said.
Laliberte was born and raised in western Wisconsin. Her love for art was apparent as a very young child after she snuck a crayon into her crib and created her first wall “mural” at the age of two. This early passion to create has continued throughout her life.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Laliberte worked for over 20 years as an art director and designer in the advertising industry.
Deciding to upgrade her computer and mouse for an easel and brushes, Laliberte pursued her love of painting.
As an award winning artist, Nancy has been juried into many local, national and international shows including second place in the non-oil division in the Richeson 75 Small Works international show, and Best of Show in the UpNorth Seasons exhibit at the Howard Young Gallery in Woodruff, Wisconsin.
Nancy has studied with Dreama Tolle Perry; Carol Marine; Ken DeWaard; Robert Burridge; John Ebersberger; and Mary Ulm-Mayhew. Their influence and love of sharing their knowledge has encouraged Nancy to do the same in the classes and workshops she teaches in the central Wisconsin area.
You can view more of Laliberte’s work at http://www.nancylaliberte.com or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.