Davidson was fortunate to have
been born and raised in Santa Barbara,
a paradise for any landscape artist.
After studying at Santa Barbara City College, UCSB and the famed
Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Nancy
has concentrated on depicting the beautiful local beaches of
Nancy comments, "Some people say there is a strong sense
of calm in my beach paintings. Although it's not necessarily
what I set out to capture, I think it happens as a byproduct
of the art-making process which requires complete concentration.
It is almost meditative and reflects how
I feel when I am there."
While her subject matter is traditional,
her strong sense of design and color add
a modern vitality.
Three of her paintings are part of the Ritz-Carlton Bacara art
collection and are on view in the main lobby.
The Artist's Magazine Annual Art Competition, Finalist 2014
Santa Barbara Art Walk, Museum Director's Award 2013
Santa Barbara Art Walk, First Place Oil Painting 2012
San Dimas Festival of Arts, First Place Painting 2012
Wildling Art Museum, Where Humans and Nature Intersect, First
Ritz-Carlton Bacara Resort, Visions of the Gaviota Coast,
First Place and Bacara Choice Awards 2012
Artists of Distinction, Art Walk, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural
Traveling the West, Southwest Art Gallery, Dallas, Texas
Cowgirl Up!, Desert Caballeros Western Museum, Wickenburg, Arizona
Peppertree Art Show Invitational, Santa Ynez, California
Women Artists of the West, Tucson Art Museum
Image of the Horse, Redding Museum and Art Center
California Expressions, Martin Isaacson Gallery, Wiltern Theater,
Dialogues, Art Museum Council, Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Atkinson Invitational, Santa Barbara City College
Of Man and Nature, Time and Space, Solo Show at Outer Space Gallery,
Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum
Carnegie Art Museum, California