nancy silvia

Throughout her career as a painter, Nancy Silvia has explored landscape subjects, seeking to represent not only the physical features of the earth but the ephemeral qualities of light and atmosphere. Recent pastel paintings range from depictions of daytime through sunset and evening, always attuned to the passage of light on the land.

Silvia has exhibited extensively in the USA and Japan, and has been recognized with numerous awards. Professional memberships include American Society of Marine Artists, and signature statue in the Pastel Society of America, Pastel Society of New Mexico, and Plein Air Painters of New Mexico, where she has served as President and exhibition coordinator. Artist in Residence grants include the Ucross Foundation in Wyoming, Ragdale Foundation in Illinois, Acadia National Park in Maine, and Aztec Ruins National Monument in New Mexico.

More of Silvia’s artwork can be viewed on her website at


Nancy Silvia

At work in the studio…