Nancy Friese

b. 1948

Painter-printmaker Nancy Friese is in the workshop for her first artist residency at Tamarind. She continues the plein-air landscape tradition, working outdoors to capture her impressions firsthand. Friese began her tenure at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 1990 as the head of printmaking. In addition to teaching, she spends her time between her home-base in Providence and a family farm in North Dakota, painting and drawing familiar forests, meadows, coastlines and river banks. Her fascination with landscape has taken her to Giverny to paint Monet's gardens, and to Japan to study formal gardens. At Tamarind, she worked in the bosque along the Rio Grande, expanding her landscape arsenal to include the unique topography of New Mexico.