Some would say it's years of training and dedication at mastering her craft. Others would say it’s a mother’s touch and insight. For Nesbit’s ability to recreate the unique movements of children in her enchanting paintings is something that can only be explained by the years she’s spent parenting her own little ones. "I love children’s natural ability to express their passion for living", Nesbit says.
She effortlessly captures light, movement, and texture in a brief yet poignant blur of childhood. Although Nesbit’s energy is most easily identifiable in her child figures, she maintains the same style when approaching landscapes and still-lifes, using fewer strokes to retain more energy and emotion in her subjects, whether they are children, flowers, or hillsides. Settled amid thick layers of paint, her simple subjects wander softly in and out of the background.
Nesbit received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and studied classical drawing and painting at Queens University and Spirit Square Center for the Arts in Charlotte, N.C. She has studied intensively with Andy Braitman of Charlotte, NC for several years. She has also studied with many nationally recognized artists such as Jove Wang, Cedric and Joanette Egeli, William Schultz, Kate Worm and Connie Winters.
Art Source, Raleigh, NC
Huff Harrington Fine Art, Ltd., Atlanta, Ga.
Shain Gallery, Charlotte, NC
Studio E Gallery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Tyler White Gallery, Greensboro, NC
Vision Gallery, Atlantic Beach, NC
2006-2007 Exhibitions and Publications:
July 2006: Points North; Home is Where the Art Is” pg.132.
September 2006: New Works Show: Huff Harrington Fine Art. Ltd.: Atlanta, Ga.
September 2006: Featured Artist for Demonstration: Huff Harrington Fine Art Ltd.: Atlanta, GA
Thanksgiving Weekend 2006: Group Show Vision Gallery Atlantic Beach, NC
January 2007: Painting the Figure with Brush and Pallette Knife: The Art Studio at Chastain, Atlanta, GA.
April 13, 2007: Three to See- 3 Women Show Tyler White Gallery , Greensboro, NC
April 13, 2007: Lunch and Learn with Angela Nesbit- Painting Demonstration and lecture- Tyler White Gallery, Greensboro NC
April 20, 2007- Splash- Group Show- Huff Harrington, Atlanta, GA
August-October 2007- Featured Artist: Smith Barney Show/Tyler White Gallery, Greensboro, NC
September 2007: New Works Show: Huff Harrington Fine Art Ltd.; Atlanta, Ga.
November 9-11, 2007: Workshop: The Art Studio at Chastain, Atlanta, Ga.