Nancy Seamons Crookston
Oil painter Nancy Seamons Crookston's
love of children, the ocean and color is apparent in her art,
prints and posters. She aims to draw in the viewer and make them
feel that life is good.
Nancy Seamons Crookston's paintings are often described as peaceful
and calming. While those are not qualities she strives for, the
Utah based painter is attracted to the human figure in moments
of stillness and reflection. She loves to capture glimpses of
tenderness between mother and child and the innocence of children
engaged in quite play. She also has long been drawn to the Old
World feel of the European countryside. To suggest this quality
of a simpler time, Crookston sometimes dresses models-often her
own daughters and grandchildren-in the colorful scarves and long
dresses of country peasants. On other occasions, wonderful painting
ideas walk up to here, like the time her young granddaughter
came into the artist's room, sat on the bed and started reading
In 2002, the Nancy Seamons Crookston was inducted to the Oil
Painter's of America as a master signature member in honor of
the wide recognition of her art, prints and posters.
Nancy Seamons Crookston's early training for her art, prints
and posters includes five summers studying with Russian artist
Sergei Bongart in Thornton, Idaho.