2013 Juror: Nan Cunningham, Artist
An Alabama native, Nan Cunningham started her artistic career under the mulberry tree as a child. She made dyes from berries and nuts & began painting right away. She never stoppped and has been a fulltime painter for many years. A superb colorist, Cunningham uses her loose painterly style on a wide range of subjects, gathering numerous awards and honors along the way. She currently serves on the Board of the Alabama Art Colony, and is a past Board Member of the Mississippi Art Colony and The Montgomery Arts Council.
An Auburn University graduate and faculty member of Arrowmont School, Tennessee, John C.Campell, North Carolina and The Alabama Art Education Center, Cunningham is in high demand for her creative workshops and expressive presentations. She happily shares the knowledge gathered in over 50 years before the easel and judges art competitions throughout the region. Jean Cocteau expressed Nan's philosophy nicely, "Art is not a past time but a priesthood."
Her work has been featured in Southern Living, Veranda, Society South, Prime and House Beautiful magazines. She is represented in corporate and private collections throughout the world. Nan lives in Auburn, Alabama with her Italian Peacock Hound, Renzo Piano. She paints EVERY day. Both of her children are artists though they have other careers.
To learn more about Nan Cunningham and view her work visit her site:www.nancunningham.com