Artist Story

I grew up in both southern California and southern Maine, and I'm now based in Minneapolis, MN. I was blessed with creative roots, raised by a mother who wore paint clothes more often than not and a father who always had a story in his pocket. I channel my mother in my work both through my learned strokes and through the imagery itself - as all of my paintings of boats, barns, etc are based off of her photography.  

I have been teaching in the arts (dance, visual & theater) since 2007, working in summer camps, nonprofits, prisons, and public schools. I believe that the arts can be a vehicle for self and social reflection, critique, and change. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I see my own art-making as a way to ground myself and process the world around me, as well as to deepen my relationships with others - both with those who inspire my work and those who ask me to create pieces for them. I hope for viewers to infuse the pieces I share with their own stories.

I have shows of my art from time to time and also work on individual commission for painting, collage and graphic design.

Please contact me at nellpierceart@gmail.com if you are interested in commissioning a piece or collaborating in some way.

With love and gratitude,

Nell