I began with a large lavender shape, slowly building up the image and doing lots of looking in the process. I carry on a visual conversation with my work until it resonates with me and feels complete. I am interested in the color and compositional elements in the painting that feel unexpected or that break the rules. 

Lavender is an acrylic painting with drawing details in ink and colored pencil on cradled Ampersand Claybord. It is varnished for protection and wired hang. The sides are unfinished. It can be hung as-is or framed. 

- Nancy Goodman Lawrence


acrylic, pen and colored pencil on cradled Ampersand Claybord panel 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.”