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About the artist

Nancy Brandsma was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1975. Since 2003, Nancy has received professional training in a variety of media through the Ottawa School of Art. From that moment forward, she has dedicated herself to the plastic expression of oils. Compelled yet again to comply with another caesura, in May 2009, she left her position of administrative assistant to pursue her passion in visual art. She has exhibited in many Ontario exhibitions and festivals.

Portrait d'artiste

Nancy Brandsma est née à Montréal, Québec en 1975. Depuis 2003, Nancy a reçu une formation professionnelle dans une variété de média par le biais de l'École d'Art d'Ottawa. Elle s'est dédiée dès lors à l'expression plastique des huiles. Appelée à vivre à nouveau l'appel d'une césure, en mai 2009, elle a quitté son poste d'agente administrative pour poursuivre sa passion en art visuel. Elle a exposé ses oeuvres dans plusieurs expositions et festivals en Ontario.


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Memberships


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BRAVO-Est

Nancy is a member of the BRAVO-Est (Bureau des regroupements des artistes visuels de l'Ontario) committee that is responsible for the faciliation of art related events and functions designed specifically for French speaking residents of eastern Ontario.You may view her artist profile / démarche artistique (only available in French) on the BRAVO website.

Nancy's BRAVO-Est Profile »

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OSA Member

Nancy has been an active member of the OSA (Ottawa School of Art) since 2003. Not only has she continued her training and education there on an ongoing basis, but she has also assisted as a volunteer teacher's assistant for their spring break art classes.

Ottawa School of Art »

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Artists in Canada

Nancy is a member of Artists in Canada a national directory of Canadian artists and art resources designed to better connect Canadian artists — from urban haunts to rural settings to the most remote places in the north — with the rest of Canada and the world. You may view her artist profile on their website.

Nancy's Artist in Canada Profile »


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Education

Course Institution/School Professor/Teacher When
Painting: Resource / B Ottawa School of Art Yves M. Larocque January, 2018
Painting: Resource / B Ottawa School of Art Yves M. Larocque September, 2017
Painting: Resource / B Ottawa School of Art Yves M. Larocque January, 2017
Painting: Resource / B Ottawa School of Art Yves M. Larocque September, 2016
Painting: Resource / B Ottawa School of Art Yves M. Larocque January, 2016
Painting: Resource / B Ottawa School of Art Yves M. Larocque January, 2015
Painting: Resource / B Ottawa School of Art Yves M. Larocque January, 2013
Artist Educator Foundations Course Royal Conservatory / Ontario Arts Council Karen McClellan / Matthew Romin April, 2011
Painting: Resource / B Ottawa School of Art Yves M. Larocque January, 2011
Art History - Canadian Art Ottawa School of Art Yves M. Larocque January, 2010
Painting: Resource / B Ottawa School of Art Yves M. Larocque January, 2010
Painting: Resource / B Ottawa School of Art Yves M. Larocque September, 2009
Painting: Resource / B Ottawa School of Art Yves M. Larocque January, 2009
Real Intro to Painting Ottawa School of Art Yves M. Larocque January, 2007
Real Intro to Painting Ottawa School of Art Yves M. Larocque January, 2006
Intro: Lifedrawing Ottawa School of Art Blair Sharpe January, 2004
Intro: Drawing Ottawa School of Art Gail Bourgeois January, 2003
Oil Painting & Acrylics Nepean Visual Arts Centre Barbara Campbell April, 1990

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Published works

With the generous support of BRAVO and the tenacious editing and writing skills of Marion Bordier, Nancy Brandsma has had some of her works, her artistic vision, and her stories put into print.

This catalgoue of works is available through MagCloud.com in both print and digital formats.

Please note: the text is exclusively presented in French as this was a sponsored initiative provided by BRAVO (Bureau des regroupements des artistes visuels de l'Ontario).

View an alternate larger view of the cover of this publication.

Published: 2013
Specs: Standard 8.25" x 10.75" | 28 pages | Perfect-bound
ISBN: 978-0-9864769-7-6

MagCloud

nancy brandsma publication


The exposition "pentadécagone" showcased a digital art exhibition with five Canadian artists paired with five African artists from newcomer communities. Ten visions of five compelling themes.

Nancy worked with Kalula Kalambay (from Kinshasa, République démocratique du Congo). The digital contemporary visual art exhibition was featured on ten LED screens, each showing a video/audio work on five ideas, but promoted by two different cultures—ten distinct works hence the title of the exhibition: "pentadécagone."

The artists went to draw in their own way on their respective traditions and origins in order to allow the public here and abroad to answer five questions that run through the story, and who live like knots of contradictions. Nancy and Kalula's theme was: "The third age: the elderly viewed by Canada and Africa through the theme of abandonment."

With the generous support of BRAVO, Ontario Arts Council, and Canadian Heritage, the presenting artists had their respective works published in an event catalogue.

Please note: the text is exclusively presented in French as this was a sponsored initiative provided by BRAVO (Bureau des regroupements des artistes visuels de l'Ontario).

Published: 2016
Library and Archives Canada
ISBN: 978-0-9734922-0-0


A review, prepared by Nancy Brandsma, of the seminar: "The Arrival of Surrealism in Canada" given by Prof. Yves M. Larocque at the National Art Gallery, March 2010.

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