Nancy Russell Nadzo Fine Artist

Nancy Russell Nadzo is a professional artist who works primarily in oils but who is equally skilled in a variety of other media, including watercolors, etchings, and pen-and-ink drawing. And all of her work, whether paintings, prints, portraiture, or sketches, and regardless of medium, equally reflects the intimate, sensitive, and mystical nature of this fine artist.

Nancy Nadzo is perhaps especially well-known and respected for her skyscapes. Guru SkyShe stands alone in her ability to capture with unerring precision and fidelity the myriad colors, changing light, and near endless expanse of Maine’s skies. And at the other side of the globe, she paints just as brilliantly the warm colors and gentle shapes of Hawaii. It is little wonder that so many of her canvases, whether of subjects in Maine or of the Hawaiian Islands, have been selected not only by private collectors worldwide, but for permanent display in public buildings throughout Maine, including hospitals, Nancy Nadzo at Bangor International Airportairports, banks, and the like.

Before moving to Maine in the mid-1970s, the artist lived and painted in Honolulu, Washington, DC, New York City, and in Italy and Iceland. She is a graduate of Punahou School and Skidmore College, and has pursued studies in art at Columbia University, the Maryland School of Art and Design, the Corcoran Gallery School, and Iceland’s National School of Art. Her introduction to her craft was at an early age under the tutelage of her late grandmother, Hawaii’s noted artist Shirley Russell.

Nadzo has appeared in a number of group exhibits and one-woman shows, including a presentation of her paintings sponsored by the United States Information Service. She has appeared on a variety of radio and television programs, including an interview by the US Government’s Voice of America; and her “Cloudburst” has been selected by the US Department of State as representative of fine contemporary American art for hanging in American Embassies abroad. The artist now paints exclusively by commission, and sells solely out of her Maine studio.

Virtually all of the artwork displayed on this website has been sold, including most of the work that lacks the word "SOLD" by its name.

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No sorrow will your heart betide,
Without a comfort by its side;
The sun may sleep in his seabed,
But you have starlight overhead.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“Is there anything more miraculous
than the wonders of nature?”
“Yes. Your appreciation of these wonders.”

Zen Teaching

Schoodic Point, Acadia National Park, Maine
Schoodic Point I – SOLD

Schoodic Point, Acadia National Park, Maine
Schoodic Point II

Schoodic Point, Acadia National Park, Maine
Schoodic Point III

Sunset at sea by Nancy Nadzo


Eastern Sky
Eastern Sky – SOLD

Plumeria flowers by Nancy Nadzo

Two butterflies went out at noon
And waltzed above a stream,
Then stepped straight through the firmament
And rested on a beam.

Emily Dickinson

Guido's Tree
Guido's Tree – SOLD

Wave Study V
Wave Study V – SOLD

Early Dusk
Early Dusk

Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Pink Iris
Pink Iris

If you have built castles in the air,
your work need not be lost;
that is where they should be.
Now put the foundations under them.

Henry David Thoreau

Webb Pond Maine by Nancy R Nadzo
Webb Pond

Coming Home
Coming Home

Flight! – SOLD

Chicken by Nancy R Nadzo

Maine Sky – SOLD

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