Artist Gallery

Nancy Calhoun
(650) 964-0504 Los Altos
(209) 795-2929 Arnold

Nancy paints the world around her—from urban landscapes to the High Sierras, but the interpretation comes from within. She goes beyond reporting what can be seen and allows the viewer's imagination to make personal discoveries. Her work is contemporary using layers of watercolor, and a variety of mixed media to convey a relationship between subjects and their environment.

Large blocky figures of bears are featured prominently in the current series. Past series have included subjects as diverse as the human figure, trucks, her daughters, Sierra landscapes, and small bears. A concurrent series is small, jewel like watermedia works on gold acrylic gesso.

Nancy's time is shared between the mountains of Ebbetts Pass, California where she and her husband have a year-round cabin and Los Altos in the bay area. Her work can be seen at, Los Altos, and in summer shows in Bear Valley and Calaveras Big Trees State Park with

Art Education
Two undergraduate years at UCLA in the School of Fine Arts before transferring to San Francisco State and a Bachelor’s degree in Education. After graduation Community College classes and workshops furthered her art education which will always continue. There is so much to learn.

Honorable Mention, Los Altos Village Association Show, 2004
Beyond the Surface Award, Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society 2004
Best of Show, Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society, 2003
Popular Award, Peninsula Watercolor Group Biannual Show, 1996

Societies and Associations
Arts of Bear Valley
Pacific Art League of Palo Alto
Peninsula Watercolor Group
Santa Clara Valley Watercolor Society
California Watercolor Association


Blue Bear

Autumn Carsen River

Markleeville Autumn


All images copyright © Nancy Calhoun - All rights reserved