Nan Wagner resides in Kankakee, Illinois, which is about an hour south of Chicago. Graduating from the College of Fine Art at Illinois State University in 1980, Nan has an Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting, Sculpture, and Restoration. Nan worked as a Graphic Designer for over 30 years, creating licensed artwork for Disney, Nickelodeon and Warner Bros. She has extensive experience matching color on press and pre- and post-press production.
In terms of her equestrian experience, she began collecting, painting, and most importantly, restoring model horses to "Live Show Quality" in 1998 as a hobby, which quickly became an in-demand skill among fellow model horse enthusiasts. Nan left the corporate world behind in January 2015 to work as a full-time artist, she now specializes in Equine Art and Restoration.
Searching for and restoring Roseville pottery and other antiques is one of Nan's many interests, as are Burmese cats and of course, her family.
Nan has always had a love of horses, and to find a way to incorporate that passion into art has been one of her best career steps yet!
Nan is thrilled to be bringing her expert knowledge to BreyerFest and can’t wait to teach everyone a bit more about color theory and the best way to apply these principals to the model horse hobby. Don’t forget to check out more of her work on her website – www.mystic-river-studio.com
Join Nan at the ‘Color Matching' Workshop on Friday morning from 10 am to noon. The workshop is ideal for all levels of students, beginners to advanced. Sign up here
today as workshops do sell out quickly!