Nancy Breiman

Thank you for joining me on my joyful art journey.
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 both Oil Painters of America and the Sonoran Arts League. 
I fully immersed myself in the art world and quickly found my new tribe of artist friends through the Sonoran Arts League.  I'm an all-or-nothing kind of gal so I also found myself wanting to be more involved. I participate in their shows, instruct for their Veterans Art Program, and was recently voted in as a Board member. Additionally, I offer paid public workshops through the League at their Arts Learning Studio. You can find my available workshops at under events.
'm excited to announce my home will be a Host Studio for The Sonoran Arts League, 25 year anniversary, signature event, Hidden in the Hills. The event takes place November 19, 20 & 21 and 26, 27 & 28, 2021. 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 American Professional Artists 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 - Board of Directors

Arizona Artists Guild

Arizona Art Alliance

Oil Painters of America