Classes with Nancy

Online Coaching

Artist in studio with paintings and brushes.

Work with nancy Online

I offer private consultations online for immediate advice, short term assistance or long term mentoring. Any issue, topic, technique or concern about art and painting is welcome.

The Painting Excellence Class mentioned in the video above is now offered as the DIY Master Course called The Art of Painting Beyond Technique

❝ This exceptional teacher puts even the most challenging concepts into accessible bite-size pieces. ❞

– Rick Garcia, fine artist, PA, USA

  • Troubleshoot technical issues
  • Learn a new technique
  • Improve image design & appeal
  • Enhance creativity & motivation
  • Career options & marketing advice

Why work with Me

I won’t teach you to paint like someone else. Instead, I help you make the best darn paintings you can. Your paintings are good – now make them GREAT. Working with me will elevate your art to the next level. Someone won’t just look at your paintings – they will be RIVETED!

Find out how I can help. Apply for your very own complimentary Painter’s Review. We’ll hop on a call together, talk about your personal goals, where you feel like you’re falling short and what you may be struggling with. Click below to schedule.


My Teaching methods

I use a unique method for the visual enhancement of images, based on my book Create Perfect Paintings. Along with your session, you will receive any supplemental materials and resources needed to enhance your learning. These can include pdf versions of my books, helpful videos, articles, and demonstrations.

Your session is customized for YOU. We can focus on any topics relevant for you and your work and can include anything in the following three areas:

  • Techniques & Technical: Direct one-on-one assistance to create the techniques, special effects and painting styles you want to achieve. Relevant demonstrations, videos and other materials are supplied to give you maximum results quickly.
  • Aesthetics, Design & Philosophy: We can view your paintings together for optimal advice on strengths, and any ideas to make your work visually stronger, to get more attention and achieve optimum viewing attraction. I offer self-critique techniques to strengthen your ability to view images with a keen eye.
  • Career & Business: Advice and assistance on pricing, exhibitions, gallery representation, agents, statements and other publicity materials, audience strategies, websites and web presence.

❝ Nancy’s coaching has been instrumental in my development as an artist. I was able to stop an internal struggle to finally become the artist that I wanted to become. Her methods enabled me to step back and critique my work thoughtfully. What I learned changed my perspective in all areas of my life. I am much more settled. I am finally painting for the love of painting. My struggles have turned into lessons of patience and humility. I finally feel I am on an undeniable road of personal and professional success. ❞

– Linda Luzum, artist, Georgia, USA

Nancy’s Teaching Philosophy

I can relate to those tough times we all encounter at some point in the studio, as well as the joyful times. This is a big plus, because I am always willing to share my hard-earned lessons with other artists, and staying active in the art world means I bring current issues and exciting new opportunities to the table – or easel in our case!

With all classes enjoy interactive, live instruction. I’m a professional artist and best-selling author, and I love to teach as much as I love to paint. Also, I care. At least that’s what I’ve been told by the thousands of artists I’ve taught over the past 30 years. I personalize your course material so you can build a unique creative toolbox, for a lifetime’s worth of painting wisdom and techniques!

Painting is more than just paint!

If you’ve ever taken a yoga class, you get it. It’s not just about the exercise—it’s a way of life. Similarly, painting is not just about making a picture. We paint to access our creative side. Yes it’s about paint but so much more! This is the heart of all my teaching. I can help you find ways to be in, and stay in, the zone; add more ease & flow to your process; and help you discover new ways for painting to energize you and your life.

Painting is also like yoga where we benefit the most taking each pose to its full expression. In painting when we take each aspect of painting to its full potential we have mastery. With my classes, learn to fine-tune your paintings and take your work from good to great. Get the results you want quickly. Attract new fans as dedicated as paint splatters clinging to your easel.

How can my coaching help you?

As artists we are creative and will naturally continue to evolve and change our art. We may change many things related to our art such as mediums, painting style and content, even color palettes, and especially our vision and goals. Change is inevitable to stay joyful, productive and creative. At times we may find ourselves happily in a flow and on a roll, while other times it’s just the opposite – and we feel unmotivated and ready for a big change. Either way I can help you move forward with your work. All levels of experience are welcome. Any painting medium or style will benefit.

Student example

Canadian artist Ross Davis made immediate improvements to his painting using techniques from my Master Course The Art of Painting Beyond Technique

Snow-covered wagon wheel in winter landscape painting.

Painting by Ross Davis before taking the course

Painting of snow-covered wagon wheel in winter landscape.

Painting revised after the course

Prefer to work in person?
Schedule a fun trip to Santa Fe for your custom workshop!

About Nancy

Professional woman smiling in office setting.
Nancy Reyner paints exotic versions of heaven, using gold leaf and other unusual materials. She feels art is a rewarding pursuit that adds quality of life, and shares this passion with her students.

Nancy has been teaching art for more than 30 years, at venues including Columbia University, Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Anderson Ranch and Santa Fe Art Institute. She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Rhode Island School of Design and Masters of Fine Arts from Columbia University.

With expertise in a variety of mediums; including oil, acrylic, watercolor & mixed media, Nancy authored four top selling painting books with North Light Books, appeared on television for HGTV’s “That’s Clever” and has extensive training as a Certified Working Artist for Golden Artist Colors.

Sample Nancy’s teaching style by viewing her FREE VIDEOS.

❝ This course has exciting content I’ve never heard before, which has greatly improved my work! ❞

— Colleen O’Hair, painter, Washington, USA

❝ Most instructors teach you to paint like them, while Nancy Reyner expertly instructs how to push YOUR work to the next level. ❞

– Tavo Holloway, NM, USA

❝ Nancy’s inspirational Masterclass took my work to the next level. Getting to know painters from all over the world added to this stimulating experience. I especially liked how unintimidating the class felt. ❞

— Rajul Shah, painter, Japan & USA

❝ Nancy is the best painting instructor I have ever encountered. Any artist can benefit greatly, perhaps beyond their expectations, from this class. It expands painter’s confidence and vigor for their art. I’m thankful for a great and supportive group of brilliant artists from around the world! ❞

— Barry Lubbe, Painter, Virginia, USA

❝ Nancy’s course gave me a great leap forward. Working with interesting artists in an uncompetitive and supportive environment got my creative juices flowing! Nancy’s knowledge of materials, techniques and teaching is unparalleled. I knew that if anyone could get me out of my creative slump it would be her. The results from her course are amazing. ❞

— Mary Manning, painter, Utah, USA

Hand painting pink heart on wall.

Special Offer


Learn everything you need from your first brushstroke to the finished painting. Acquire techniques and ground breaking concepts to shape your artistic vision.
Glazing with acrylic paint

Special Offer


Learn everything you need from your first brushstroke to the finished painting. Acquire techniques and ground breaking concepts to shape your artistic vision.

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