Nancy Boren’s first painting, a watercolor, was done at age 12 while sitting next to her artist father, James Boren, as he painted at the Grand Canyon. Since then she has branched out to original print making and oil painting, depicting a variety of landscape and marine subjects, and is often captivated by scenes in which the figure fills the canvas.
She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Abilene Christian University and cites the influence of notable traditional painters such as Sargent, Sorolla and Fechin. Boren’s paintings, Aloft in the Western Sky and Four Corners Cowgirl, are part of the permanent collection of the Booth Museum of Western Art in Cartersville, GA. She has also exhibited at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, the Gilcrease Museum, The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Center in Oklahoma City, and the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Show at the National Arts Club, NY.
Her paintings were used in the feature film 9 Months and the ABC TV show The Benefactor. She was one of five finalists in the state of Texas for the design of the Texas Quarter in 2004.
Award of Excellence — Plein Air Southwest 2017
First Place 2D on Canvas — Cowgirl Up! 2017
Texas Top Ten Portraits — Portrait Society of America 2017
Second Place, National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society Fall Online International 2016
Best Figure in a Landscape Sept /Oct 2016 Plein Air Salon
Bronze Medal & Artists’ Choice — Oil Painters of America National Juried Show 2016
Honorable Mention — Plein Air Southwest 2016
Gold Medal Master Signature Members — American Women Artists 2015
Southwest Art Magazine October 2015
Oil Painters of America National show 2012
First Place in Fine Art and Flowers — Glynn Visual Arts, Saint Simons Island, GA 2015
Finalist in Artists’ Magazine Annual Competition 2015
Texas Top Ten Portraits — Portrait Society of America 2016
Award of Merit Plein Air Southwest 2015
Gold Medal for Master Signature Members American Women Artists 2014
Best of Show — National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society Fall Online International 2014
First Place — Light on the Land, Davis & Blevins Gallery 2013
Western Art Collector, July 2012