Nancy Nieves

I am a Puerto Rican self-taught artist who was born and raised on the Lower East Side. When I paint, I alternate between a paintbrush and my fingertips. I mostly work with acrylic or markers but always in bold colors. Perhaps having grown up so timid, even into my early adulthood, I no longer care to hold back when it comes to decorating my canvas. I don't always know what the end result will be but the beginning of my creative process stems from what inspires me; a song, a musical, a poem, a dream. Street art is also a big influence on me and I revel in its in your face quality. Recently I've taken to creating artwork with women as the focal point, exposing their complexity with emotional, courageous and staggering color.




Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 15, March 2018
Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 15, October 2017
Angel of love
Acrylic on canvas 12 x 15, December 2017
Acrylic on paper, 9 x 12, November 2017
She waits
Markers on paper, 9 x 12, November 2017
Out of this world
Acrylic on canvas, 12 x 15, November 2017
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