I enjoy the movement and spontaneity that working in fluid acrylics affords. I am inspired by colors or textures in nature when I start to paint. I lay the canvas flat and start painting big and fast, letting the paint and water move and blend. I may tilt the canvas to create even more movement. Then, I continue to build up layers until I’m satisfied with the result. Creating art this way is an experiment. I never know exactly what will happen as the paint continues to move until it finally dries. When I arrive at the studio the next day, the image may be something completely different than what I expected.
A graduate of The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Nancy owns Seiler Design, a graphic design business which focuses on interpretive design and natural history illustration. She continues to explore fluid acrylics from her studio in Missoula, Montana.