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. Nancy is also an associate member of the American Watercolor Society and the National Watercolor Society. Her painting, "Blue Crab, Chinatown, NYC" was juried into the 2022 American Watercolor Society Associates Online Exhibition.
She enjoys teaching watercolor and drawing classes at her studio, Nanogallery in Berea, Ohio and also virtual classes. Nancy has taught watercolor workshops at The Cleveland Museum of Art as well as virtual watercolor classes for the Museum. 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.
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 in 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 the late Charles Reid, a foremost watercolorist of our time, as well as workshops with Alvaro Castagnet, Ted Nuttall, Mary Whyte, Bill Vrscak, and Stan Miller.
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.”
Find more of Nancy's watercolor paintings for sale on her Etsy store, Nanogallery. Follow Nanogallery on Instagram to see the most current paintings.