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Nancy Breiman

Thank you for joining me on my joyful art journey. A place where color knows no boundaries.
I retired from Corporate America in 2019 after 35 years with IBM. I couldn't wait to begin remaking myself into a full-time artist. I've always loved art, both viewing and creating but never had the time. Since retiring I have turned my extra bedroom into a real artist studio, taken many fine art workshops, joined several wonderful local art organizations and I'm proud to say I received "juried" status with Oil Painters of America, American Artists Professional League, the National Acrylic & Oil Painters' Society, and the Sonoran Arts League. 

On May 1st, 2022 my new Home Gallery and Maker Space officially opens. My gallery will be open for private showings by appointment. Additionally, I have begun private group art workshops in my new maker space. I offer customized workshops for ages 6 and up. Choose from acrylic painting, mixed media paper collage, and reverse glass decoupage. No experience is needed and all supplies are provided. Plan your child's birthday party or a fun night out with me and get your creative juices flowing.

I am an active participant in The Sonoran Arts league where I participate in their shows, instruct for their Veterans and Youth Art Programs, and the former Vice President of the League Board. Additionally, I offer paid public workshops through the League at their Arts Learning Studio. You can find my available workshops at under events.
I'm excited to announce my home will be a Host Studio for The Sonoran Arts League signature event, Hidden in the Hills. 26 years running, the event takes place November 18, 19 & 20, and 25, 26 & 27, 2022. I hope you will join us for the best working artist studio art event in the state!


Nancy has a BS in Industrial Arts Education from the State University College at Buffalo where she explored many creative mediums, including drawing, painting, graphic design, woodworking, metals, and plastic. She has a minor in architectural drafting and design.

After teaching for 2 years, her position was eliminated and she took a job with IBM that spanned 35 years. During her career, she traveled to over 50 different countries allowing her to explore cultures, architectural beauty, and art. These experiences have shaped her artistic view.

Now retired and painting full-time, Nancy shares her passion with others through volunteering, teaching art workshops and providing one-on-one instruction in oil painting. Nancy was elected to the Board of Directors with The Sonoran Arts League in December 2020 for a three-year term.


Nancy's painting knowledge has been shaped by current master artists, Nancy Medina, Daniel Keys, and many others from numerous workshops at the Scottsdale Artists' School. 



Juried Artist status Sedona Arts Center February 2023


Talent Award (cash prize) Art Show International Gallery (Awakening) December 2022

Merit Award Grey Cube Gallery (Snowy Sunrise, There's No Place Like Home, Sky Candy, Scottsdale Spring) December 2022

Finalist Award Art Show International Gallery (Sky Candy, There's No Place Like Home, Meakes My Heart Sing) December 2022

Bronze Award Camelback Gallery (First Love) December 2022

Bronze Award Camelback Gallery (Field of Dreams) July 2022

Bronze Award Camelback Gallery (Desert Rose) June 2022

Merit Awards LightSpaceTime Gallery (Here Today, Gone Tomorrow & Splendor in the Grass) March 2022

President's Award (cash prize) Arizona Art Alliance Interpretations VII (Field of Dreams) March 2022

3rd Place Award Rhode Island Watercolor Society January 2022

Elected Vice President of the Sonoran Arts League Board of Directors January 2022


Elected Artist Member American Artist Professional League December 2021

Juried Artist American Artist Professional League 93rd Grand National Exhibition Salmagundi Club NYC November 2021

Bronze Award Camelback Gallery, Paint My Pet August 2021


Juried Artist Recognition The Sonoran Arts League October 2020

NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery juried online show, June 1 - June 30, 2020

Camelback Gallery Juried as a Featured Artist for a one-year residency (2020 & 2021)

Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance "Desert Ridge Plein Air Painting Festival" 3rd Place 3/2020

Juried Artist Recognition Oil Painters Of America 2020

Juried Artist at The Sonoran Arts League "Gallery at El Pedregal" 2019-2020

Juried Artist at The Sonoran Arts League "Around Town" Show in Cave Creek, AZ 2019-2020

Juried Artist at The Sonoran Arts League "Abstract & Contemporary Art" Show 2019

Juried Artist and "People's Choice" Award at The Scottsdale Artists' School "Best & Brightest" Show 2019

Featured Artist in Voyage Phoenix Magazine September 2019

Juried Artist at The Scottsdale Artists' School "Best & Brightest" Show 2018


Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance

The Sonoran Arts League - Juried Member

Arizona Artists Guild

Arizona Art Alliance

Oil Painters of America - Juried Member

American Artists Professional League - Juried Member

National Oil & Acrylic Painter's Society - Juried Member

International Guild of Realism - Juried Member

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