Nancy Balliett is a modern landscape painter who passes into her subject, finds its spirit, and translates it into colors and shapes and rhythms that become a surprising alterscape. You know you are seeing a tree or a moon, but it is a wholly original tree, a wholly original moon. Her pictures challenge, then surround you.
Her pictures are in many collections, private and public. She works in both pastels and oils, but concentrates on pastels, relishing their subtlety and plasticity and calmness.