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.
Nancy also has long been drawn to the Old World feel of the European
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 a book.
In 2002, the Nancy Seamons Crookston
to the Oil Painter's of America as a master signature member
in honor of the wide recognition of her art.
Nancy Seamons Crookston's early
training for her art, prints and posters includes five summers
studying with Russian artist Sergei Bongart in Thornton, Idaho.