"Spot of Orange" is a mixed media work made of acrylic paint and maps on a cradled panel. It is varnished for protection and wired for hanging. This piece is part of my oval series. I began with the three shapes on the bottom and slowly built up the painting, constantly stepping back to look and see what it needed next. I carry on a visual conversation with my work until it resonates with me and feels complete.

- Nancy Goodman Lawrence

Spot of Orange

acrylic and maps on composite board

Signed on back

24" h x 18" w x .75" d
3 lbs. 8 oz.



Nancy Goodman Lawrence
Los Angeles, California

Getting to Know Nancy Goodman

Nancy Goodman Lawrence’s modern compositions appear bold and prominent on the surface, but delicate and sophisticated in their perfect sense of balance. The flatness of the work, and the off center compositions seem indicative of a Japanese influence. The work projects a lively sense of order, or an organized randomness, like a Japanese Zen garden. The work also has a strong graphic mid-century feel, with a playful personality. The anthropomorphic shapes interact with one another like the interplay of people on the street, or the pieces of a board game. As is evident from the balanced compositions, and controlled color palette, Nancy spends a lot of time looking and contemplating her next step. As she puts it, “the looking is as important as the doing.”