John C Campbell School
Brass town, NC
"Provocateur! Yes, that's it...a provocateur of creativity....that would be my description of Nan Cunningham as a teacher and an artist."
And so it goes; from the lips of her students and her admirers come the attempts to put into words their experiences evoked by one of the south's "most powerful colorists...one who makes any subject her own. Her style is unmistakable and riveting."
Nan Cunningham is possessed of a distinctly Southern voice, with a universal appeal that has brought her national attention. She is a teller of tales, a transformer of light, and a lens through which we are transported from the present moment to the realm where time is suspended. Her personal presence and uncanny ability to translate light, color, form and story give voice and feeling to her painting and teaching. Her process transports her students to the creative moment as they learn to bring transcendence to the every day images.
Her teaching style is simple basic, fundamental and disarmingly provocative; likewise her own work. A simple subject will be interpreted by a complexity of light and color.
An Auburn University graduate and faculty member of John C Campbell School, Arrowmont School, Armory Learning Arts Center , the Alabama Art Colony, Third Street Painters Workshop andthe Alabama Art Education Center, Nan is in high demand for her workshops and expressive presentations.
"...she is a treasure and an experience; in and of herself, and I left the workshop with so much more than I expected....a value beyond price..."