Cool Jazz NightNancy Rhodes Harper
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Varnished and Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
40 " h x 30 " w x 1.5 " d |5 lbs. 0 oz.
I wanted to convey a woman sitting in a jazz club listening to music. Perhaps her dad was the musician? The painting is painted with oil paint in a very thick manner, showing lots of texture.
Nancy Rhodes Harper has been making art since the age of five, and always knew it was her destiny to be an artist. Painting in oils and mixed media, Nancy’s work features contemporary, stylized women stylistically inspired by her mentor Milt Kobayashi. “I study with him every year for two weeks in Arizona. He is my biggest influence,” she says of the artist. Nancy aims to convey attitudes of sass, intrigue, and whimsy in her female subjects. Her favorite element of the painting is the figure’s face. “Expressions on the faces evolve and set the tone” of the work, according to Nancy. The personality of each painting can be articulated entirely through the glimmer in the subject’s eyes or her coy smile.