PAINTING AND TEACHING
Nancy Allan is an award-winning artist and teacher working in Charlotte, North Carolina. She specializes in creating "art that captures the moment," using oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media.
Nancy recently won first place with her painting for the cover design of the Book of Lists Celebration sponsored by the Charlotte Business Journal. Nancy competed with over 100 different local and national artists and her winning artwork was published on the cover of the annual Charlotte Business Journal that reaches leading businesses, employers and other key players in the Charlotte area.
Nancy's artistic talent has also been recognized by the University of South Carolina's Portfolio Magazine, winning first place in their art competition, as well as by winning the Gold Key and Certificate of Merit in the South Carolina Scholastic Art Show. She has exhibited with the Art League of Hilton Head, Charleston Art Guild, and Charlotte Art League. Nancy is the owner of ALLAN Fine Art Academy.
Painting came naturally to Nancy from a young age; her private art lessons through high school honored her gift and broadened her exposure. She went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts at the University of South Carolina, studying a variety of techniques in drawing, painting, photography, and commercial art.
Nancy creates vibrant portraits, murals and landscapes with impressionistic realism Here style exudes a passion and knack for creating on canvas what is not seen in a photograph, using brush strokes to take reality one step further.
Nancy imaginatively fulfills her clients' desires to capture moments that commemorate special memories, people, places and things in their lives.