- Stylistically speaking, von Hone…is a painterly realist
- She captures skies and sunsets with the exacting precision of a photographer and the swelling emotions of a poet.
Nancy E. von Hone: “Painting encourages me to see my surroundings with new eyes. It has made me an intentional, rather than casual, observer, and I am constantly on the lookout for inspiration for my paintings from the world around me.”
She is drawn to landscapes that convey a strong sense of space and movement. Within that space she is particularly interested in the interplay of color and light in a landscape.
While landscapes are her favorites, she occasionally chooses other subjects.
She works from her own photographs striving to make her paintings bring out what the camera cannot.
She always has a camera near at hand and so the subjects of her paintings reflect my New England roots and love of travel.
her work in both pastels and watercolors, but has focused primarily on pastel paintings recently.
Most of her pastel paintings begin as rough sketches on a lightly sanded paper. The painting develops through many layers of pastels to create the rich depth and strong sense of atmosphere in my pieces.
“Stylistically speaking, von Hone…is a painterly realist…Her critical eye gives each painting a perfect sense of balance…but color is her forte. From brooding nocturnals to radiant sunsets and icy blue lakes with crystalline skies, she utilizes color in a dramatic way to make her subjects compelling.”
Education: Worcester Art Museum: Instructors Ella Delyanis & Bill Griffiths Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School, MS, Management University of Rhode Island: BA, Urban Affairs