Nancy Storch - Paintings and Pleasanton Art Classes
Creativity in Action

Artist Statement and Biography

 "I've always been an artist. For me, creating things visual is a form of problem solving leading to new insights. It provides a way to observe the world around me, to enjoy nature, to explore ideas and feelings, and to be in touch with what is most me. My life has included many other endeavors (going to school, having a successful career, raising a family). Throughout it all, art has been my anchor. Creating provides challenges, opportunities to learn about other artists and their art, and fun exploring new techniques and media. It's a joy to be with others who also like art and a pleasure to share what I've learned with my students. Beyond teaching design, drawing and painting fundamentals, I encourage creativity and development of individual style."

Nancy Storch has been teaching for over 10 years and has more than 45 years experience as an artist. She started painting at age 12, studying on an art scholarship at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle. Nancy double majored in art and mathematics at the University of Washington. Along with a career in software engineering that included computer graphics, she continued studies in figure, plein-air watercolor, mixed media, pastel and sculpture at: San Francisco Art Institute, California College of the Arts and at numerous workshops. Since retirement, she devotes more time to painting and teaching. She works in a variety of media: oil, watercolor, pastel, ink and acrylic.

Nancy, ages 12 to 22, had a business painting windows (inside out).         Nancy at Danville Art Festival

Nancy 12       Artist back view