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Painting of young woman and black horse by Nancy Lane

Double Portrait: A Young Woman and Her Horse

I love getting commissions from people I know. I rarely turn one down, because I know I’ll have access to...

Painting of German Shepherd by Nancy Lane

A Portrait of Marky

I’m an avid dog lover, and I promote dog rescue and adoption, since so many great dogs are senselessly put...

Portrait of Dale by Nancy Lane

Charcoal drawing of Dale

My son Dale sat for a three hours while I drew him with charcoal. He was more challenging than most...

drawing of Rae by Nancy Lane

Portrait of Rae

In order to grow, an artist must continually challenge herself. Lately I’ve been interested in working directly from life, whether...

Landscape watercolor "Afterglow" by Nancy Lane

Get Wet & Wild in my Watercolor Workshop

This is your chance to experience watercolor painting risk-free, trying many different, fun techniques.  I’ll provide all the supplies, and...

Drawing of hand by Nancy Lane

Learn to Draw with me this summer

Beginning June 12th, I will teach “Drawing from the Right Side of the Brain” to any teen or adult who...

Nancy Lane and student in drawing class

Teaching (and laughing) about drawing animals

I taught an 8-week class in drawing animals this spring. Some of the topics I covered were anatomy, proportion, gesture,...

scene from "The Forgotten Rabbit" by illustrator NancyLane

Easter Bunny Alert

Mary Ann Grossman of the St. Paul Pioneer Press gave an excellent review of my latest illustrated book, “The Forgotten...

Rabbit Redux

I don’t remember drawing rabbits often as a child. But I ran across one that reminds me of Bella in...

Rabbit drawing by Nancy Lane

Rabbit Research

I learned to draw as a child by drawing hundreds of horses over the course of about 7 years. That...

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