Nancy Seamons Crookston’s paintings are often described as peaceful and calming. The California-based painter is attracted to the human figure in moments of stillness and reflection. Nancy loves to capture glimpses of a beautiful woman taking time to exhale or the tenderness between mother and child and the innocence of children engaged in quiet play. She loves painting plein air landscape while capturing a moment in time with the changes of nature. Now living in California she is excited to paint the beautiful people and places she sees every day. Her workshops help painters to learn the principles of Russian Color. Citing the teachings of Russian master Sergei Bongart as an important influence, Nancy has earned numerous awards including the Gold Medal Award at the 2000 National Oil Painters of America Show, the 2011 Eastern Regional Oil Painters of America Masters Gold Award and the Bronze Master Signature Award at the 2013 National Oil Painters of America Show. Exhibitions have been in Japan, the United States and China.