About Nancy Isherwood



Contact Info


Nancy can be reached by email at nancy@nancyisherwood.com, and by phone at +1.401.699.2276.





Nancy Isherwood of Newport is a representational artist currently working in pastel and oil. Her subject matter is primarily landscapes where she tries to capture the brilliance of light, depth of shadow and the feeling of being present within the space she creates.


Born in Fall River she received her BFA with Distinction from Southeastern Massachusetts University in Visual Design and Illustration. Her early work as a freelance commercial artist concentrated on airbrush illustrations of sail and power boats for the marine industry and included three Sailing World “Boat of The Year” covers. She also designed corporate identity packages, brochures and advertisements.


Nancy studied Calligraphy under Tom Gourdie and Howard Glasser. Recently she has taken workshops with Richard Grosvenor, Mikel Wintermantel, William Davis, Don Demers, Yves St. Parent and Tom Denienger. In addition to pastel and oil, Nancy works in lithography, pen and ink, graphite and colored pencil.





Boston Printmakers, The 39 th Annual North American Print Exhibition, Danforth Museum, JURIED
Bristol Art Museum Regional Exhibition, JURIED
The Cape Cod Art Association, JURIED
The Fall River Art Association Regional Exhibitions, JURIED, Louise Doyle Memorial Award
6th Annual Little Compton Art Show 2004, JURIED
Portsmouth Arts Guild Spring Show 2004, Second Prize
Portsmouth Arts Guild Group Show, Tiverton Town Hall 2004
Friends of the Arts in Tiverton Group Show 2005
7th Annual Little Compton Art Show 2005, JURIED
Westport Art Group Show 2005
Portsmouth Arts Guild Exhibition 2005, JURIED
Portsmouth Arts Guild, “Artist Choice Show” 2007, JURIED
9th Annual Little Compton Art Show 2007, JURIED
Friends of the Arts in Tiverton Group Show 2007
12th Annual Art of the Ocean State Show 2007, Wickford, JURIED
Fakes and Forgeries 2008, Spring Bull Gallery
10th Annual Little Compton Art Show 2008, JURIED
For Pastels Only on Cape Cod 2008, JURIED



Professional Affiliations


Art League of Rhode Island
Portsmouth Arts Guild
Masscribes, Inc.
Wickford Art Association
Westport Art Group
Newport Art Museum