Nancy's artist profile
Nancy Linden creates figurative work in a variety of media, primarily oil and charcoal, largely based on photographs taken during the ’30’s and ’40’s by the brilliant photographers of the Farm Security Administration. She also works with assemblage and site-specific installation, creating environments which spill into the realm of theater to include set design and the devising and writing of theater pieces, which in turn relates to her poetry and the essays that often accompany her art exhibitions. In recent years her theater work has taken center stage, so to speak, as she performs in theater and film in the Baltimore-Washington area, including background work in VEEP and House of Cards (her living loft, complete with her paintings, was used as a set in House of Cards Seasons 1 and 2). Informing much of her work is the sea. She holds Coast Guard licenses as Mate and Able Seaman and has sailed in one of those capacities or as deckhand on some 15 schooners and square-rigged ships, and recently spent the greater part of two years sailing throughout Atlantic Europe and the Caribbean with her husband and two cats on their 35-foot boat.