Nancy Lane, of Bristol, will open an exhibition of her original work with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. March 15 at Wood Library, 134 N. Main St., Canandaigua.
Lane worked as a professional picture book illustrator for 30 years. Her illustration work was published in more than 25 children’s books by multiple publishers, and was featured in a Wood Library exhibition in 2011.
This latest show displays a different side of Lane’s work — her art paintings of landscapes and portraits. She studied painting with nationally renowned artists since 2013 to further her skills in oil painting, plein air painting and portraiture.
“My choice to work directly from life, whether it be painting landscapes on the spot outdoors or hiring a model to sit for a portrait, has been the latest focus of my career as a professional artist,” Lane said.
This new aspect