Nancy Lindsay • Cedar Rapids, IA • Oil Painting

Over the years, the landscape has become my inspiration, whether it is the endless Nebraska horizon, the deep woodlands and river valleys of Iowa, or the rugged Mediterranean coastline. I prefer to paint on location (en plein air) and complete a painting in one session (alla prima).

People always makes friends with a painting easel and children especailly are immediately drawn to it.

Painting outside gives me the opportunity to inspire those who have never seen an artist at work.


Nancy Lindsay was born in 1948 in Lincoln Nebraska. Art has always been her primary interest, even as a young child. She studied art at Colorado State University and worked for many years in the commercial printing industry as a designer.

While raising three children, she began painting seriously in the the 1980's. Encouraged by other artists, she began entering and winning competitions. Later on, she attended Art Students League of New York and was a student of William Scharf.

County Line
Oil on Canvas


Natural Light
Oil on Canvas

Moving to Iowa in 1998, she discovered the beauty of the Iowa landscape. "My husband introduced me to all the scenic areas. Matsells, Palisades, Pleasant Creek, Pinicon, Backbone Parks are some of my favorite places to paint."

In 2003, she was one of ten international artists invited to participate in an artist residency in the Rhodope Mountains of Bulgaria. As a result of this extended trip, she has 35 paintings chronicling her travels. Each painting was painted on location from Paris to Istanbul.

Lindsay currently resides in Anamosa, Iowa, with her husband Lee.

Sunset on Old Home Place
Oil on Canvas


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