Meet Nancy Moskovitz
Nancy Moskovitz celebrates the quiet beauty of everyday life in layers of rich luminous colors.
Her work appeared in American Artist Magazine and was published in several books including 2009 Best of America Watermedia Artists, Ocala: A Portrait of Life, and Horse Fever. Her work was featured in the Dec. 2001 issue of Ocala Style Magazine, the Sept. 2010 Ocala Magazine.
Moskovitz illustrated The Gift of Grace, published in 2011 and available on Amazon.com. It's a children's picture book written by 5 year old Grace who was born with a physical difference.
At The Florida Museum of Natural History, Moskovitz showcased paintings of the unspoiled beauty of Sapelo Island, GA inspired by her 2007 artist-in-residency for Georgia State Parks and Historic Sites in a show called "The Barrier Islands: Creations of Tide and Time" (a 3 artist exhibit) in March - June 2011.
The Appleton Museum of Art included Moskovitz's paintings in its prestigious 2006 four artist Biennial Exhibit.
One of the original Ocala Horse Fever artists, her two horses, Subtle Glitz and Maretisse, raised over $28,000 for Marion Cultural Alliance in 2002.
Moskovitz holds signature status in Plein Air Florida, is a selected member of Landscape Artists International.
Nancy cut her artistic teeth on Sargent at the Isabella Stewart Gardiner Museum and Monet at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Both are walking distance from Simmons College where she earned a BA with honors in education and art history.
As mother of three, Nancy taught 15 years in Ocala before pursuing professional painting full time in 2003.
Painting intimate Florida landscapes and treasured commissioned portraits of pets from clients' digital images.
She works in oil, acrylic, pastel, and pencil.
In her own words….My defining moment
It was the wee hours in study hall of my freshman year of college. I was studying who knows what while my friend was constructing a paper sculpture in black and white…night after night. She kept redesigning; I kept watching. Man, that was what I wanted to do! I hadn’t been allowed to take art courses in high school (that’s another story), so the prospect of getting credits for making art was mind-blowing. But the course was only offered first semester! I was shy; it took every wisp of courage to go to the art studio (oh the wonderful smells!) and talk to the teacher. Would I have to wait an entire year?? He let me to skip that prerequisite course and join the class second semester for “color.” I never did get to take black and white design but have been hooked on painting ever since.
Nancy has been painting portrait and landscape commissions since 1980. She lives in the beautiful horse country of Ocala with her husband of over 35 years.
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