Artist Profile

About Nancy

Nancy Reyner Contemporary Painter Santa Fe, New Mexico


❝ I paint exotic versions of heaven – places that are beautiful and meditative. Gold leaf and other unusual materials combine with paint to create these imaginary worlds. Nature is my muse for inspiring luminous interpretations of air, water, earth and light. Merging the literal and metaphorical, my paintings hover somewhere between pure abstraction and realistic landscape.

The ability to dream and create new worlds, by taking a flat surface and transforming it into the illusion of 3D, is the gift that painters can bring to the world. With this concept of manipulating dimensions, a painter may point out something that already exists but in such a skillful manner that the viewer sees it in a brand new way.

This is my mission as an artist – to give our invisible inner world a tangible visible form. Art is a rewarding pursuit that adds quality of life, and I share this passion in my art and with my students. ❞


Nancy often uses metal leaf of gold, silver or copper, and expertly combines their illuminated qualities with paint. Another popular style begins with her unique process for a luminous white surface, that enhances color into intensities that appear as glowing gems.

Her paintings can be seen on display at her gallery representation, or by scheduling a visit to her studio in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA. Nancy welcomes commissions, and enjoys working with clients to create unique and personal works of art. If you like direct input for a painting that perfectly fits your needs, contact Nancy and enjoy this special opportunity for a custom painting. With 30 years experience creating commissions, Nancy’s unique process guarantees you will be happy with the results. More info on Nancy’s Custom Paintings.


Looking for new painting ideas, techniques or inspiration? Nancy can help! In addition to painting, Nancy enjoys assisting other artists by providing classes, books and instructional videos. Study directly with her in person or online. Tailoring classes to fit your individual needs, Nancy provides simple, unique explanations and painting demonstrations. Students are welcome working in any style or level of experience. Nancy believes art is a rewarding pursuit and can be a powerful tool to enhance our quality of life. She enjoys imparting this passion to her students, encouraging the courageous use of materials and artistic expression. More info on classes and instruction. Sample her teaching style by viewing her free videos.

Nancy’s expertise covers a wide variety of mediums, including oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. While working with inventive techniques and materials, Nancy promotes the use of archival methods to create works that are made to last. She has trained with and worked for Golden Artist Colors as a Certified Working Artist for 16 years, and is now part of their Artist Educator Program. She lives, plays and paints in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Contact Nancy for your custom painting!