Nancy Polo at La Capretta Studio
Traditional Artist

Nancy E. Polo

I am an artist, cook and mother who lives on an animal farm in Berryville, VA. My day job is managing a farm business/kitchen where we make delicious food from produce grown on local farms, as well as our farm's meats and eggs. I am happy at work with other people dedicated to sustainably produced food. I am happiest, however, when I am painting.



Painting is my preferred mode of expression. I have worked in watercolors, acrylics, oils and more for over twenty years. I enjoy painting portraits that reveal the inner character of people. Working in a style I call social surrealism, I use my work to make multi-layered, complex ideas concrete. Social Surrealism is making art to deal with being alive.



I make portraits, landscape and abstract paintings in acrylic and watercolor. Current work is available to view in a small gallery attached to La Capretta Studio with a surrounding garden full of herbs that I use in my kitchen. If you are in the area, please visit the farm. If not, view the portfolio on this website. For a deeper look at works from the entire span of my career, visit my Flickr page https://www.flickr.com/photos/lacapretta/collections/72157632829006165/ . Thank you for taking the time to learn more about me.

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