Nancy Brassington received her Master of Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing from The
 Pennsylvania State University in 1996. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with high
 distinction in Painting and Drawing in 1992. In 1962 she received a Bachelor of Arts in
 Philosophy from Mary Washington University, Fredericksburg, VA. In 1985 she studied at
 Vermont Studio School, Johnson, VT. Since receiving a Master of Fine Art in 1996 she has
 been an adjunct instructor at Penn State Altoona and for Penn State Continuing Education at
 University Park. Her studio is in her Victorian home in Bellefonte, PA.
    I use objects to suggest the presence of the absent human body. I wish to imbue objects with
 an uncanny psychological and sometimes erotic presence through juxtaposition of the
 conscious and the unconscious mind. I take pleasure in the process of making art that crosses
 the lines of traditional women’s work. Once I noticed this happening, I encouraged it.
 For example, I begin the painting by choosing a fabric and making the tablecloth that will be
 part of the still life. I enjoy playing with those concepts ranging from the ordinary to the
 philosophical. The image of an apple can be seen as a simple decorative image, or seen with
 the symbolism it embodies.
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