Biography Nancy Lindsay was born in 1948 in Lincoln Nebraska. Art has always been her primary interest, even as a young child. She studied art at Colorado State University and worked for many years in the commercial printing industry as a designer.
While raising three children, she began painting seriously in the 1980's. Encouraged by other artists, she began entering and winning competitions. Later on, she attended Art Students League of New York and was a student of William Scharf.
Moving to Iowa in 1998, she discovered the beauty of the Iowa landscape. Lindsay currently resides in Anamosa, Iowa, with her husband Lee.
Statement Creating art has been a life-long journey for me. Growing up in Nebraska, my father's (Emil Fahrlander) drawings and my grandfather's (Hermann Fahrlander) woodcarvings inspired me. My mother (Mernie Gustafson Fahrlander) always encouraged me to be creative and provided me with plenty of art supplies. As a teacher, she had many creative interests. Together we experimented with pottery, mosaics, batik and weaving.
Over the years, the landscape has become my inspiration, whether it is the endless Nebraska horizon, the deep woodlands and river valleys of Iowa, or the rugged Mediterranean coastline. I prefer to paint on location (en plein air) and complete a painting in one session (alla prima). People always makes friends with a painting easel and children especially are immediately drawn to it. Painting outside gives me the opportunity to inspire those who have never seen an artist at work. During the Iowa winter, I work from my studio on larger paintings and private commissions. Multi-media experimentation is also my passion. Whether it is collage, intaglio printmaking or large abstract works, I never seem to have enough time.