We all grow up with stories- where we came from - where we live- "history of place"- and it mingles with the lives we live. I grew up where others lived before me- and I grew up in a family that hunted and fished- it wasn't about "the taking" as it was about being in nature. My Grandfather helped to restore wildlife in the 1930's- and I learned that everything has a beginning, an end, and should be cherished. My childhood sanctuary was a hay field- I knew sunsets- and the folds in the hills like my own heart- in my home where books about the fort and village that was once there- and the artists from the east that came to paint- and I copied them with color and imagination. ( George Catlin and Karl Bodimer). The library become another haunt- I wanted to know about the history of where we live- I wanted to know more than the basic things taught in school. I wanted to know why things changed. A year after I painted this (1975?) I read a book by Mari Sandoz and it changed my view on the way things where in the culture of that time -history is not clear cut.( Book : Crazy Horse). The watercolor here was painted by me- I don't think I was thirteen yet when I painted it- . The paper is a blueprint for a Bridge Railing over Union Creek South Dakota- . My dad was a partner with Dave Gustafson Construction- and was apart of the Alaskan Highway and Interstate 90 construction. Once a project was over I was given free rein of the blue prints to draw and paint on. This disintegrating image is one of the few left- and I wanted to share before it's gone. ( I am 60's baby)
Saturday, November 23, 2013
18 x 24" Mix Media copyright N. Huehl
18 x 24" on Ampersand Cradle Board
c. Nancyjane Huehl
One of the joys of being an artist hitting fifty is getting asked to create new works- and having a good idea of approach. I have to admit I wasn't sure what I was going to paint when Mr.Steve Mix of Limestone said his favorite movie was National Lampoon's Vacation. It's been years since I saw it-. I am more of "Out of Africa , Alice in Wonderland kind of girl" and I did enjoy the recent Bond flick last year ". But- the rub is - we all need to get out ourselves and find the common ground around us and who hasn't been on a vacation gone wrong? Who hasn't been led astray by a vacation poster? Centerfold of promises. It is only down another road - we look back and see the past adventure was more than what was promised- and we would do it all over again.
We all look at maps- and images and plot our escape.
On view at Ipso Gallery at Fresh Produce through January 2014
|400 N. Main Ave., Sioux Falls, SD, United States, 57104|
24 x 36 " oil Eileen and DaVinci's Dream
this is the first painting that lead to the work that now hangs in the Sioux Falls Regional Airport- . It is available - please send a private message for further details at Artworks Huehl Studios at the Crane Center
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A sketchbook of N Huehl- to the view from her first Sioux Falls Studio overlooking the Historic Stockyards Switch yard- then onto a move to her new third floor studio in the 8th and Rail Road Center
and yes Dorothy Morgan came in conversation- "enjoy the ride".
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
“Artifacts of Partnership“:
There many meanings that can be ascribed to each “artifact” in this work for the University Center and Sioux Falls Sculpture Walk. The desire of this work is that you, the viewer also bring your experience and knowledge into play- “what do these things have in common - you might think- what is she getting at here? Or you identify with it as a whole or in part. A bit of a puzzle for you- it was one for me- then it was down to brass tacks- maybe inspire someone- or just amuse... And perhaps delight. The little artifact lunettes are my take on the various scroll windows on our computers- the lay out a slight take an the Italian Renaissance, composing on various lines, curves triangles and such. The artifact lunettes / windows connect in the thought of partnerships, invention- process- design and conservation practices.
Wikipedia: “Partnerships present the involved parties with special challenges that must be navigated unto agreement. Overarching goals, levels of give-and-take, areas of responsibility, lines of authority and , how success is evaluated and distributed, - often a variety of other factors must all be negotiated”.-
Balance Scales: everything has a measure of weight- Mass is weighed, as are thoughts- justice is desired- as is health and good commerce. If you burn or otherwise destroy an object it’s weight can still be measured and it will have the same measurable weight as in the previous state.-DaVinci desired improvements in the mass measuring device, my nod to him and all inventors is the wind turbine.
State Capitol: designers -engineers and laborers formed partnerships to build the “House of South Dakota“. Partnerships design codified law in respect to industry, technology, health and educational practices.
Wind Turbine: capturing the wind, new ideas, new inventions, or innovations on great ideas of the past- necessary changes to new challenges- everyone has the gift, an opportunity and responsibility to participate.
American Bison- partnership with nature - conservation- and new ideas founded on previous knowledge. Nature is removed from most us living in cities, but our partnership- if balanced -can be a positive force.
Thursday, August 1, 2013
12 x 10" drawing from life
copyright Nancyjane Huehl
an artist should overreach what they know,
add to the book of their knowledge-
"where am I now- what is my past- "all the past is ours"- R Henri'- who am I now in this given place?
If this was your last day as an artist what would you do? What if it was a week?
Would you tinker or overreach for your dreams?
Monday, June 24, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Art as an Investment- Midwest Fine Art Exchange and Kelo Tv @ Huehl Studios
for Money Matters with Angela Kennecke
for Money Matters with Angela Kennecke
Art investment is big business. The art market has been in recovery after tanking with the rest of the economy in the recession, but investing in art can be daunting.
Artist Nancyjane Huehl is known for her prairie landscapes and is fortunate enough to make a living doing what she loves. She also collects other artists' work.
"At times I've bought on impulse or in the moment," Huehl said.
Sometimes she gets lucky. An original signed Harvey Dunn book she once bought has tripled in value. Huehl has also seen the value of North Dakota artist Sheila Rieman's painting rise as well.
But how do you know your purchase will go up in value?
"You don't. It's just like if you buy a stock, you see what's out there before you and you have an idea, it's not a guarantee it will grow, Huehl said.
new work in pencil...
*Tricksters- harbingers- light bringers- gossips and mimics. Intelligent and vocal, ravens hold a universal role in mythology having been with man since the beginning. We humans always wanting identify ourselves to the world around us, how can anyone miss these birds?
They note us, and remember anyone who creates mischief for them. Across the world, they are imbued with shape-shifting abilities both positive and negative in relation to their cultural connections.
“To have a raven’s knowledge” is an Irish proverb meaning to have a seer’s supernatural powers. Ravens are the favorite bird of Lludd- the Celtic god of artists and artisans - He was said to have two ravens to attend to all of his needs similar to Odin
*Norse Legend, Odin (the warrior god) relied on his two ravens Huginn and Muginn (thought and memory) to fly around the world every day and keep him informed.
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
5 x5 " oil c. N Huehl 2013
"Sunset II New and Past Horizons"
"New and Past Horizines"
Series inspired by places known past and present- east and west river.
"This place on the edge of the Ft Pierre Grasslands has kept a memory of days knowing what the world meant. Something about seeing it at sunset on the way home made me feel the timeliness of this small part of the world - and little touch of sadness that not all things last. There is magic in our world - in our lives- and that is enough."
this work is no longer available.