Nancy Kirkendall

Nancy Kirkendall is a cold wax and oil artist who draws from her experience and interaction with her environment. Nancy lives in the mountains, and sees shadow and light fall on mountaintops and reflect on roaring creeks and waterfalls. She watches as colors melt in the Colorado sky. Nancy says her paintings are studies of nature’s light, shadows, and reflections. Through color, shape, and texture, Nancy brings her artistic visions and insights from nature into her art. 

Nancy attributes her drive to become an artist to a painting by her Aunt Marjorie of white rose in a sapphire vase, which hung in her grandparent’s home. She spent hours staring at the piece as a child, thinking, “one day, I will be an artist.” She took lessons after school from other artists in the community, and during her freshman year of college, she declared herself an art major. After this, though, Nancy’s life took several unexpected turns, and she did not pick up a brush until the autumn of her life. Now, she can’t seem to put it down. In her words, “a flaming passion for painting flows through my veins.”

32 items

Chasing Monet


25 x 36" / Cold Wax and Oil / Impressionistic flowers in water with a burst of powder pastel.



40 x 22 / Cold Wax and Oil on Panel

Deep Owl


8 x 8" / Cold Wax and Oil on Panel

Snow Bird


8 x 8" / Cold Wax and Oil on Panel

Dream Lake


36 x 24" / Cold Wax and Oil on Panel

Looking North


22 x 22" / Cold Wax and Oil on Panel / Looking North painted Plein Aire standing in the sand at the Boulder Reservoir looking north west towards the foothills.

Loch Lomand II


20" x 26" / Cold Wax and Oil on Panel

Blue Mountain


24 x 20" / Cold Wax and OilAspen trees against a blue mountain.

Diamond Lake Sunrise


24 x 36" / Cold Wax and Oil on Panel / Diamond Lake at sunrise

Aspens In Gold


8 x 8" / Cold Wax and Oil on PanelAspens in Gold Cold Wax & Oil on Cradled Panel



24 x 19" / Cold Wax and Oil on Cradled Panel