CreatingartsinceIwasoldenoughtoholdacrayon!

My early memories are filled with images of being sprawled out on my bedroom floor surrounded with crayons and coloring books.  School years were filled with art competitions, local and state-wide.  As a young adult, I sold my work on La Cienega and Melrose

in Los Angeles, I taught after school programs for kids, and adult classes at a local art studio in the San Fernando Valley.


During the "family" years, while raising 3 kids in Oregon, I stayed home to do t-shirt designs (some for the World Wildlife Fund), business logos, and free-lance design work for various companies.  Throughout my childrens' school years, I was active in their school art adventures, and enjoyed painting the backdrop scenery for many a school play.  My love for painting large grew from

that, and I eventually started my own mural business when we moved to Arizona.


PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

* Owner/operator of Phoenix based Murals Faux Real LLC, interior and exterior murals 1998-2009

* Executive Officer, Board of Directors of the Arizona Art Alliance, 2006 - present

* Featured Artist for 2009 Arizona Art Alliance Holiday Show in Scottsdale  2009

*Top instructor for Michaels Stores "Grumbacher Fine Art Classes" 2009 and 2010

* Developed Visual Arts Department  for K-8 charter school in Tolleson, AZ 2009-2011

* Arizona Commission on the Arts registered Teaching Artist 2009-2011

* Exhibiting Artist in "Visions of Arizona", a one year exhibition at the Arizona House of Representatives, 2012

* Gallery artist at Arizona Art Alliance Fine Art Gallery in Scottsdale 2010-2014

* Artist with Vino and Canvas, 2013-present


CURRENTLY

I am passionate about art.  I am doing what I love to do.  I paint every day!  In addition to working with Vino and Canvas, I offer

portraits, murals, and special commission paintings.  Contact me with any questions you may have regarding my artwork.












Nancy Troupe