Zinnias, oil
Jon and Girl
Iguazu Falls, oil
Grizzly and Bunker
Two Girls Fishing, oil

Nancy Y. Markowich


I started painting seriously after retiring from Art Teaching. I switched places in the classroom and became the student.

For the last number of years, I’ve been fortunate to study with Dot Bunn.  I use a traditional approach to oil painting. Working from a photograph in Photoshop, I draw the subject and plan a well-balanced composition. Then, I transfer the drawing to a linen canvas. After covering the canvas with a color, I “wipe out” the light areas and add paint to the darker areas. In layer 2, I apply color while referring to the values that were previously established. By layer 3, I refine the color harmony, values and edges.

Originally, I started painting landscapes. While inviting viewers to walk through my paintings, far into the distance, to experience the majesty of nature, I concentrate on perspective, color/value, light/shadow and color harmony.

Recently, I’ve been painting still lifes.  I develop a good composition, lights/shadows, shapes and color harmony. I’ve also painted Portraits of my grand-dogs and animals from my trips to Africa and Yellowstone National Park.

My work has been accepted in juried shows and exhibited at: Wayne Arts Center, Artsbridge in New Hope, Cheltenham Arts Center, Friends of Delaware Canal, Artists of Yardley, The Conservatory Artists Guild, New Hope Art League, Delaware Valley Arts League at Penn Medical in Valley Forge and Paoli.

Philadelphia College of Art: BFA in Art Education
Hahnemann Medical College and University: MS in Creative Arts Therapy

Art Therapist/psychotherapist working with Inpatient/outpatient Adults
Faculty Instructor, University of the Arts and Hahnemann Medical College and University
Middle School Art Teacher, Sandy Run Middle School, Upper Dublin School District