Richmond, Va. artist, Nancy Mauck received her B.A. degree in Studio Art from Sweet Briar College in 1983. Her advanced work has included studies in portraiture with award-winning artists Daniel Greene, Everette Raymond Kinstler, Michael Shane Neal, and Dawn Whitelaw. She considers their instruction invaluable to her career as an increasingly popular and recognized Virginia artist.
Mauck puts a great deal of time into capturing as accurate a likeness as possible of her commissioned subjects, while at the same time remaining focused on maintaining beautiful color and strong design inherent in a quality work of art. Her interest in capturing the drama of light as it effects her figures and form is evident in all of her portraits, whether an oil or a pastel.
Mauck's recent accomplishments in the field of portraiture include being chosen to complete commissions of the following Virginia notables: Susan Allen (wife of Governor George Allen), Lisa Collis (wife of Governor Mark Warner), Virginia Supreme Court Justice, Bernard Goodwyn, Governor Timothy Kaine (private collection, the Kaine family), Mr. Conrad F. Sauer IV, President of the C.F.Sauer Co., Dr. Campbell Stalker, retiring Surgical Chief of Staff and Chairman of the Board at Johnston-Willis Hospital in Richmond, Va., Dr. Charles Crockett, Director of Medical Education at Carillion Roanoke Memorial Hospital and Assistant Dean of University of Virginia School of Medicine., Mr. Julious P. Smith, Jr., Chairman, Williams Mullen in Richmond, Va., Mr. Royal Cabell, Trustee Hampden-Sydney College, and Mr. Thomas Jamison, collection of Virginia Episcopal School in Lynchburg, Va., to name a few. She was also named as one of five artists selected by Virginia Commonwealth University to participate in a major historical project for the University. The artists have collectively painted the portraits of all seventeen of VCU's retired and deceased rectors, to hang as part of a permanent collection at the University.
Mauck is an active member of Oil Painters of America and The Portrait Society of America, and she has won awards at the Portrait Society of America's Member's Only Competitions. She was awarded a portfolio prize in the PSOA's 2009 Portfolio Competition, and won an award for Best Portfolio in the 2010 Portrait Competition. Mauck was recently named a semi-finalist at the Bethesda Painting Awards competition (jurors included Dr. Carolyn K. Carr, deputy director and chief curator of the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.). In her free time she enjoys plein air painting in both pastels and oils. For more information, please contact the artist directly at 804-366-0813, or e-mail: email@example.com.