Nancy Colella

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Sunny Porch 16x16 - contact to inquire
Oh, To be Young 18x18  - contact to inquire
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The Blue Room 12x12
I Made It 16x6
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Sea Pine Cottage 24x24 - contact to inquire
How Do I Look
Sea Wanderer 12x9 - contact to inquire

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Get Away 2 9x9 (sold)
Summer Kitchen 20x16 (sold)
SOLACE 16X16 (sold)
HEAT WAVE 20X20 (sold)
In Heaven 12x36 (contact to inquire)
JAYNE'S KOI POND 12X12 (sold)
Table for Two 9x9 (sold)
Orange Hat 14x11 (sold)
Get Away 12x12 (sold)
Room by the Sea 16x14 (sold)
Summer's End 16X14 (sold)
Ocean Club 20x30 (sold)
Nancy Colella

Nancy Colella


Nancy earned a BA in Fine Art from Muskingum University, then studied painting at the Aegean School of Fine Arts in Paros, Greece and at the Instituto Allende in San Miquel Mexico. After a career in the hospitality business and while raising two children, she resumed her studies at Mass College of Art. She has studied with and is currently inspired by the contemporary painters Peggi Kroll Roberts, Charles Sovek, Mark Daniel Nelson, Nancy Gruskin, Catherine Kehoe, and Patti Mollica to name a few. She is a member of the National Association of Woman Artists, a Copley Master of the Copley Society of Art in Boston, MA and a faculty member of the South Shore Art Center in Cohasset, MA. and the North River Arts Society in Marshfield, MA. She teaches numerous workshops throughout New England. Nancy has been awarded the Copley Society / Cape Ann Museum Artist Residency in Gloucester, MA for the month of September 2016. 

Artist Statement

My taste in the visual arts has moved toward a more modern and contemporary look and my own work is reflecting that. As my journey continues, I find myself focusing more on the relationships of shape, color and line than on the actual subject. My goal is to be less literal and more expressive and bold in my approach. I continue to explore and experiment with new materials, techniques, and approaches and find each discovery an exciting step toward seeing the world with fresh eyes.

The magic of painting to me is the constant challenge and motivation to say something without words. When I create a painting that I have an immediate emotional reaction to, and can’t describe it, I know it works. To then see others reacting to it one way or another; that is the true gift.