Nancy Cawdrey's portraits and landscapes are sensual and bold, uplifting, and distinctly contemporary in their flair. They reflect the expansive vision of an artist who now lives in Bigfork, Montana, and draws upon the rich cultures of France, England and the Middle East where she traveled and lived for many years with her parents.
An internationalist at heart, Cawdrey uses German brushes to stroke French dyes across Chinese silk. She gives the refined tradition of silk painting a more rambunctious edge, and she delights in perpetuating the symbolic power of the myth; cowboys and cowgirls, creatures from the forest and grand vistas form a mythology of the American West, she says, "that is larger than life".
Nancy Cawdrey was born in Fort Benning, Georgia in 1948. She studied art at the American University in Paris, and received studio instruction from French painters at the Sorbonne. She is represented in galleries in Arizona, New Mexico, Montana and at The West Lives On Gallery in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.