Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey | Montana

Nancy Dunlop Cawdrey is a colorist with a strong sense of design whether she is creating a signature western piece, a colorful floral or a vibrant wildlife painting. Nancy is an avid plein air oil painter and is often inspired by living close to Glacier National Park.  She explores many different mediums and is best known for her paintings on silk.

For the past few years, she worked on an ambitious project called Forever Glacier: The Legacy Project creating eighteen pieces of all the large mammals of Glacier Park and four pieces depicting all the small mammals.  Forever Glacier’s inaugural exhibit was at the C.M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana and is currently on view at the Booth Western Art Museum in Cartersville, Georgia.

Nancy has regularly participated in The Russell: A Sale to Benefit the C.M. Russell Museum, the Phippen Museum Show, and has shown at the National Cowboy Museum, the National Cowgirl Museum, the Gilcrease Museum, and various other shows across the country.  Other honors include being the Featured Artist at the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival where her painting set a new auction record, and numerous years as “Peoples’ Choice” at the Buffalo Bill Show in Cody, Wyoming.

Nancy is represented by Cawdrey Gallery in Whitefish, Montana, West Lives On in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Big Horn Galleries in Cody, Wyoming and Tubac, Arizona.

Artist Statement

 “I was a 17-year-old art student in Paris in 1966 when I first saw Toulouse Lautrec’s work in person: big, bold, filling the space, making a statement, painting from a place of strength.  I don’t know that I knew it then, but that’s who I wanted to be as a person and an artist.  All these years later, I still try to do just that in my studio every day.”

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