Nanci Charpentier

Baton Rouge, LA

I paint. I’m a painter. I consider my work as contemporary, impressionistic, and representational. I use oils and gouache though not together. My work is painterly. I love the varied use of color and the brush stroke. My painting substrates include paper, linen, wood, and cotton. I enjoy painting plein air but am predominantly a studio painter. My intent when I paint is to capture people, places, and snapshots of life’s moments. The work focuses on a sense of place, and natural light runs through the work. My process includes driving around taking in the landscape, photographing, sketching, and talking things through my head in the middle of the night.

I am a member of the national organization, American Women Artists; member and workshop chair of the local organization, Associated Women in the Arts; artist member of the Arts Guild of Louisiana; artist member with the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge; vendor with the Baton Rouge Arts Market; and member, the Louisiana Crafts Guild.

My paintings have been juried and included into several local and national exhibitions including Art Muse Contest, Emerging Artist Finalist, In The Bloomin’ Garden (Spring 2019); River Road 50th Anniversary Exhibition (After The Bath: Self-Portrait with Quincy, In The Bloomin’ Garden) (August 2019); FW Gallery – 2 Person Show (September 2019); Plein Air Painting in the Garden (Spring 2019). I continue to participate in advanced workshops with well-known artists such as Suzie Baker (plein air); Antrese Wood (The Savvy Painter Podcast) (business for artists); Alyssa Monks (oil painting); Anne Blair Brown (plein air); Marc Chatov (still life) and more. Current work can be found at FW Gallery in Baton Rouge and every first Saturday at the Baton Rouge Arts Market. For an extensive list of workshops and exhibitions, please visit my website.