Gilded Canvas: The Paintings of Nancy Lorenz

While Sue has long admired the luminous quality of Nancy Lorenz’ abstract paintings, seeing her recent work displayed by CHAHAN at the Pavilion of Art and Design in New York City rekindled her love affair with this acclaimed American artist.

Lorenz’ work bridges the gap between painting and sculpture with expertly layered materials ranging from silver and gold leaf to mother-of-pearl. Her large-scale works are lush and dimensional with an abundance of visual impact.

As a designer who champions Modern Traditional, Sue loves how these paintings beautifully enhance a formal or a modern space. Still, a picture is worth a thousand words, so we’ve selected a few recent works from Lorenz’ portfolio:

Reclining Buddha

Commission for the Ambani Residence in Mumbai

Rain Study

To learn more about this this award-winning artist and take a peek at Lorenz’ New York studio, visit her website.

Images: Works by Nancy Lorenz


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