Charleston Style and Design

FALL 2015

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A R T S 260 CS D NANCY RUSHING A native of Wisconsin, Nancy Rushing moved south at the young age of seven. She attended school and college in South Carolina. Shortly after college, she married and moved to Charleston with her husband who came to teach chemistry at The Citadel. She earned a master's degree in learning disabilities at night and taught during the day. Rushing has been involved in drawing and painting as long as she can remember. When she was young, her mother drew paper dolls and made clothes for them. Rushing gradually began creating her own and has since spent many years in self-study, especially in the areas of color and value. She has enjoyed working in both watercolor and pastel. Rushing says that the feeling she gets when painting has little to do with words. When using watercolor, it's all about the delicious feel when one color is dropped into another. With pastels, it's the soft, buttery texture of her favorite pastels combined with the intensity of pure pigment layered together or juxtaposed next to one another that lead to a feeling of delight as she works. Nancy Rushing 843-810-9123

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