Nancy Notarianni is an award-winning watercolorist, graphic designer and watercolor painting instructor living in the Middleburg Heights/Berea, Ohio area. Her decades of experience in graphic design are rooted in a BFA in advertising and fashion illustration from the University of Kansas.
Nancy is a Signature Member of the Ohio Watercolor Society. Nancy is also serves as newsletter editor for the Ohio Watercolor Society. She enjoys teaching watercolor and recently opened her own studio/gallery in Berea for watercolor classes. Nancy has also been invited to many of the Cuyahoga County, Ohio branch libraries (Fairview Park, Parma South, Bedford, Olmsted Falls, Mayfield to name a few) to present watercolor programs. Nancy will also be teaching at The Cleveland Museum of Art. Nov. 6, 2019 was a watercolor workshop and starting March 26 is an 8-week watercolor series. In addition, she will be teaching another watercolor workshop on April 29. Sign up with the Museum. (See also watercolor classes page on this site.)
One of Nancy's original watercolors (Hydrangeas and Roses) was selected to be one of the hourly lottery drawings at the 35th Annual Fine Print Fair hosted by The Print Club of Cleveland on Sept. 12-15, 2019 at the Cleveland Museum of Art. The Fine Print Fair benefits the museum's Department of Prints and Drawings.
Nancy exhibits in many juried shows throughout Northeast Ohio. Nine of her watercolor paintings were accepted into the 2018 Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) "Wet Paint" Temporary Art Exhibtion from February 16 - October, 2018. In 2015, eight of of her watercolor paintings were accepted into the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) Temporary Art Exhibtion in the airport concourses. The tv show, Hawaii Five-O, purchased one of her paintings for use on the show set. And the Center for Education in Tel Aviv, Israel purchased the rights to use one of Nancy's paintings in a textbook. She has twice attended painting workshops with Charles Reid, one of the foremost watercolorists of today, as well as workshops with Alvaro Castagnet, Ted Nuttall, Mary Whyte, and Bill Vrscak.
Nancy describes her affinity to watercolor by saying that it is her “...favorite medium because of the transparent quality and the unpredictability of the combination of water and paint.”