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Michele Hollister - for Nancy Asbell

St. Augustine, FL - United States

Michele Hollister - for Nancy Asbell - Fine Artist

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Nancy Elizabeth Asbell (4/9/1962-4/30/2012) . The following was posted by Nancy when she joined Fine Art America. 'As an artist, I try to bring a sense of calm to the viewer. Perhaps my style is inspired realism, going a step further to connect on a spiritual level. Coming from an artistic family, I was encouraged to draw and create as soon as I could hold a crayon. I was raised in Gainesville, Florida. After college, I enjoyed a career in music and art. As a military-wife, life took us around the world, giving me a varied backdrop to paint and draw. I stayed busy with commissioned works and teaching art, piano, voice and guitar. I have also enjoyed performing singing with the guitar around town to include my own art showings and Starbucks.

From an early age I was inspired by the classics; Gainsborough, Monet, Winslow Homer, and Van Gogh. Growing up in Florida, I have fallen in love with our beautiful skies, marshes, and wildlife. One of my current series, “Florida Horizons” celebrates this desire to call attention to the Florida that I grew up with, the Florida that is slipping away, and the Florida that is around us everyday. Other current series are 'Florida Fairways,' 'The Heavens,' 'Nancy Elizabeth' and 'Pet Scans.'

Most of my paintings are originals. I like the viewer to appreciate the one of kind nature of my work in a world of prints and giclees. I paint in acrylics and watercolors because of the versatility of the medium. I like the immediacy of their purest form.

'Artists block' is not part of my vocabulary. There are never enough hours in the day to work on my next project. What a great profession to have.

I am represented by eleven galleries along both coasts of Florida and eighteen websites. A few of my past exhibitions include The Haskell Gallery at the Jacksonville International Airport, The Cummer Museum and The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). A few of my future showings include Scan Design, The Art Center, and The Thomas Center in Gainesville and the courthouse in Hollywood Florida. More information can be found on my website: www.asbellarts.com

I have had articles published about my life and my art in publications such as SouthernLiving.com, the Florida Times Union, Folio, Arbus, The Waters Edge, Naples News, Naples Magazine, The Florida Lupus Chapter Newsletter, etc. Many of these articles have focused on how my health has steered my career. After suffering a stroke and being diagnosed with Lupus in 1996, I had to learn to paint and create music again. I now live a full life from a wheel chair. One of my great desires is to use my art to draw attention to the disease of Lupus. It is often misunderstood and seldom given the funding or attention it warrants.

It is a joy to use my talents to benefit as many charities as I can and inspire other artists to succeed. As a lupus survivor, I am an advocate for lupus awareness and 10% of all my proceeds go to the Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Florida Chapter. If lupus is my lemons, then my artwork is my lemonade.'


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Grace Notes Please Read

March 9th, 2012

http://asbellarts.blogspot.com/2012/03/thursays-grace-notes-please-read-this.html 

Thursdays Grace Notes

March 1st, 2012

http://asbellarts.blogspot.com/2012/03/thursdays-grace-notes.html 

http://asbellarts.blogspot.com/2012/02/asbellarts-marketing-101-tip-of-day.html 

Angels Unaware

February 29th, 2012

http://asbellarts.blogspot.com/2012/02/angels-unaware_29.html 

Artist Marketing 101

February 29th, 2012

http://asbellarts.blogspot.com/2012/02/asbellarts-marketing-101_28.html Asbellarts: Marketing 101 Asbellarts:Marketing 101. This course develops the 60/40% approach to selling your work and treating it as a business. It does not give you a fre... 

Asbellarts Marketing 101

February 23rd, 2012

Asbellarts Marketing 101 Hey performing artists! Need to find a gig? Get over your sweet self. Start small. Face book it, Youtube it, volunteer... if you're good soon you will be choosing which opportunities to decline from. Sounds like good a... 

Asbellarts Marketing

February 23rd, 2012

http://asbellarts.blogspot.com/2012/02/asbellarts-marketing-tip.html 

Thursdays Grace Notes

February 23rd, 2012

http://asbellarts.blogspot.com/2012/02/thursdays-grace-notes_23.html 

Wednesdays Grace Notes

February 22nd, 2012

Wednesday's Grace Notes Waking up and finding that the sun beat me to it! Forgiving myself for not meeting my own demands, allowing myself that second mug of coffee, only being able to eat 1/2 my food, making my homemade soups... realizing that a... 

Angels Unaware

February 20th, 2012

http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fasbellarts.blogspot.com%2F2012%2F02%2Fangels-unaware_20.html%3Fspref%3Dfb&h=WAQElx-HPAQERiEakCd2o5krcuOBtygXSpGMw5FULFVKqKA 

Artist Marketing 101

February 20th, 2012

http://asbellarts.blogspot.com/2012/02/artist-marketing-101.html 

Mondays Grace Notes

February 20th, 2012

http://asbellarts.blogspot.com/2012/02/mondays-grace-notes_20.html 

Sundays Grace Notes

February 19th, 2012

http://asbellarts.blogspot.com/2012/02/sundays-grace-notes_19.html 

Angels Unaware

February 18th, 2012

http://asbellarts.blogspot.com/2012/02/angels-unaware.html 

Saturdays Grace Notes

February 18th, 2012

http://asbellarts.blogspot.com/2012/02/saturdays-grace-notes.html 

Fridays Grace Notes

February 17th, 2012

http://asbellarts.blogspot.com/2012/02/fridays-grace-notes_3477.html 

Thursdays Grace Notes

February 16th, 2012

http://asbellarts.blogspot.com/2012/02/thursdays-grace-notes_16.html 

Found Artwork

February 15th, 2012

http://asbellarts.blogspot.com/2012/02/i-once-was-lost-but-now-im-found.html 

http://asbellarts.blogspot.com/2012/02/suggested-retail-price-list.html 

Artist Tip Of The Day

February 15th, 2012

Artist Tip For The Day Facebook people! Create a separate business page for yourself and Blog. If this stroke lady can do it so can you! Market yourself! 60% percent of my social media sales come from Facebook. Load it up with only your best im... 

Wnesdays Grace Notes

February 15th, 2012

http://asbellarts.blogspot.com/2012/02/wednesdays-grace-notes_15.html 

Brand yourself. Create your own identity. What do you want to be known for? Mine is Artist/Musician/Teacher/Marketer/ Motivational Speaker and Lupus Awareness. Use it in all of your "tags" and social media when appropriate. You are a business.... 

Tuesdays Grace Notes

February 14th, 2012

http://asbellarts.blogspot.com/2012/02/tuesdays-grace-notes_14.html 

Artist Marketing Tip 2

February 13th, 2012

Visual / Performing Marketing Tip #2 Visual / Performing Marketing Tip #2 Regularly Google your name and business but not from your own computer. Your personal computer contains history which may show up as higher actual rankings. View the we... 

http://asbellarts.blogspot.com/2012/02/moses-had-aaron-i-had-michele.html 

Mondays Grace Notes

February 13th, 2012

http://asbellarts.blogspot.com/2012/02/mondays-grace-notes-help.html 

Wednesdays Grace Notes

February 8th, 2012

http://asbellarts.blogspot.com/2012/02/wednesdays-grace-notes_08.html 

Tuesdays Grace Notes

February 7th, 2012

http://asbellarts.blogspot.com/2012/02/tuesdays-grace-notes.html 

Why I Teach Private Art Lessons

February 7th, 2012

Why I teach Private Art Lessons I have taught artist workshops for years. I'll even go far enough that I am good at it and I make a lot more money. At the end of the workshop everybody happily walks away with the same 'palm tree at the beach'.In a... 

Sundays Angels Unaware

February 5th, 2012

http://asbellarts.blogspot.com/2012/02/sundays-angels-unaware.html 

Sundays Grace Notes

February 5th, 2012

Sunday's Grace Notes If it takes a village to "raise" a Nancy well in the last few days it took an Army and God meddled in the whole thing the whole time. I thought that I'd share. I mean really share. Then I remembered that "oh ya, you really do... 

Fridays Grace Notes

February 3rd, 2012

http://asbellarts.blogspot.com/2012/02/fridays-grace-notes.html 

Thursdays Grace Notes

February 2nd, 2012

http://asbellarts.blogspot.com/2012/02/thursdays-grace-notes.html Thursday's Grace Notes The unbelievable kindness of people... yesterday "The Ladies" came just to clean my floors. When they left I discovered that they cleaned everything! They ... 

Sundays grace notes

December 11th, 2011

Sunday"s Grace Notes It takes a village to raise a Nancy... thank you village people!, writing in long hand, doing what my 12 year old self wanted to do when she grew up, Jars Of Clay Christmas CD, realizing that if I am thankful for somebody, ke... 

Saturdays Grace Notes

December 10th, 2011

Nancy Asbell Saturday's Grace Notes Morning glories and passion flowers in December, "give your troubles to god, He'll be up all night anyway"... and He listened, sock monkeys, book markers, teaching 8:30 A.M. voice lessons "I'm up!", making a ... 

Inventory Reduction 1/2 Off Sale! All available original acrylic paintings on gallery wrapped canvas. http://www.asbellarts.com/ Click on "Recent paintings and prints" on front page. Temporary sale only.  

Friday

December 10th, 2010

asbellarts Nancy Asbell Friday's Grace Notes; Decorating for Christmas... okay I had to have help with the tree, finding new solutions to old problems, humble baked potatoes, a vacuum cleaner, meeting a friend for lunch and my sheltie Panda.  

Thursday

December 9th, 2010

asbellarts Nancy Asbell Thursday's Grace Notes; new load of library books, the tree is up... now time to decorate it, voice, guitar and piano students singingand playing Christmas songs, remembering the kindness of others, Snapple Gree Tea, and brome... 

disABLED artist and musician

November 15th, 2010

disABLED artist and musician beats the odds! Stay tuned! 

artist Marketing Tips

October 7th, 2010

Marketing tip #16; Create your own art showings. Need a venue? Who needs your art? If you paint pets, connect with vets, groomers, pet rescues, and pet sitters. Offer to "donate" a percentage of your sales. 

Daily Grace Notes

October 7th, 2010

Today's grace notes; Really good nail polish, designing logos, composing music, encouraging fellow artists, fountain pens, and homemade brownies with creamcheese frosting. 

Artist marketing tip # 15

October 6th, 2010

Artist Marketing Tip #15: Don't wait for your galleries and venues to promote you, promote them. You will do you both a favor! 

Grace Notes October 4, 2010

October 4th, 2010

Grace Notes; Being part of a community, the color purple, "The Purpose Driven Life", a cool breeze on a Florida morning, and time alone 

Wednesday morning

September 29th, 2010

Working on my "Sea Oats" series today.... 

Sunday morning

September 26th, 2010

I love Sundays... a great day to give thanks for al of the goodness in the world. Yestaerday I did a pastel portrait of my daughter. although I am known for my "Florida Horizons" series I try to challenge myself daily to try new things. 

Saturdays

September 25th, 2010

Maybe it's the kid in me that loves Saturdays. A day that was meant to be "played" even if it is "work". 

New technique

September 24th, 2010

Latest: I'm trying out my new watercolor/pastel on sanded pastel paper technique again today. Another "Florida Horizon". Too much fun! 

Thursday

September 23rd, 2010

Great day! I am looking forward to creating some great mixed media paintings and making a big delivery to Nadeau Furniture Store in Jacksonville Florida! 

Great Wednesday

September 22nd, 2010

Great beginning of the day! I get to do a few errands w/ hubby Glenn b/4 I get down to the business of art and music.