March 14, 2015 Member Meeting/Program

…join us for a presentation from 10am to noon


            Nancy Marshburn, Charlotte, NC Artist…




Following a brief meeting of the general membership, Nancy Marshburn will have a PowerPoint presentation.  This will cover her artistic journey from early efforts to medical art graduate school to her transition to fine art. The aim is to show a natural progression from her medical art to still life representational paintings. Nancy talks about how she approaches a still life from concept to finished product. The presentation includes a small demonstration painting in pastel. If the painting gets close enough to being finished, it can be given away by drawing names out of a hat.

At the Grace Community Church.  The public and all artists are invited.  There is no fee to attend.

About Nancy…

Nancy Marshburn, PSA is an award-winning artist living in North Carolina, who works in pastel and oil in a style described as contemporary realism. Her pastel paintings show the clarity, intensity and luminosity allowed with this medium. Her oils continue the exploration of still life and landscape in a refreshingly different media.Clementine, healing

Nancy earned a Bachelor of Arts in art and biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, followed by a year in Wales on a Rotary International Scholarship studying medical photography. She attended the Medical College of Georgia, completing a Master of Science in Medical Art in 1984. After working as a freelance medical illustrator for over 20 years, she happily returned to her fine art roots.The effects of light intrigue Nancy. Her paintings pull the viewer towards them with strong dark/light contrasts.  Subtle detail holds their attention. A Sally Strand workshop reintroduced Nancy to the still life genre, a natural progression from her medical art. Nancy’s continuing interest in landscape painting is evolving towards more plein air work. The need to work quickly leads to fresh, decisive strokes and the southeast offers a plethora of scenes to paint. Outdoor painting provides balance to her more detailed still life work.Aaron's Toolbox

Nancy has been accepted into the Pastel Society of America as a Signature Member. The PSA is the oldest pastel society in the United States.  She is also a Member of Excellence in the Southeastern Pastel Society.

Inspired by the ordinary, Marshburn’s art focuses on a moment of beauty in a complex world.

Refreshments will be served. When you come to our meetings, bring a friend!

Grace Community Church
495 Cardinal Road
Mills River, NC 28759

I-26, Exit for the airport
–Go West past the airport and past the Ag Center on NC 280
–Go approximately 1 ¾ miles west  towards Mill River
–Turn Right on street between the Land Rover dealer and Grace Church which is Cardinal Drive (the church is up on the hill)
–Turn left at the top of the drive into the church parking lot
–Go to the left side of the building to the green awning entrance
–Go into the hall and go right past several doors
–Our meeting room is to the right.

Please contact Kitty Williams, Program chair, with any questions about our program. … 423.764.2911
Please contact Suzy Hart, Membership chair, with any questions about our membership. appalachianpastelsociety@gmail.com845.986.3653


From Plein Air to Painting Atelier … VISIT THE APS LIBRARY!

MowryBookImageMastering your artistic vision or exploring new materials and techniques in pastel? Take time to visit the APS lending library at Saturday member meetings.  A collection of books, magazines and DVDs will be displayed at each APS membership meeting. New titles include Painting Realistic Landscapes in Pastel – Skies and Mixing Greens by Liz Haywood-Sullivan; Pastel Painting Atelier: Essential Lessons in Techniques, Practices, and Materials by Ellen Eagle; Landscape Meditations by Elizabeth Mowry; Mastering Composition by Ian Roberts; Art of Pastel Painting by Alan Flattmann; and The Secret to Pastel Painting en Plein Air by Michael Chesley Johnson.

The expanding library collection is displayed beginning 30 minutes prior to APS membership meetings. A $5 refundable deposit is collected for each book and DVD loaned to members.

For additional information, contact Anne K. Allen, librarian at

For more information about the collection, click on the LIBRARY tab at the top of the page.



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