"Alameda Afternoon" is a tranquil plein air oil painting on cradled wood panel by San Jose, CA artist Nancy Takaichi. Nancy beautifully captures a calm lake-side harbor with a vessle anchored at the dock. In the background of the piece, large hazy mountains quietly line the lake. This piece comes with a blonde wood floating frame and is ready to hang. Artwork measurements are: Unframed: 16"w x 8"h | Framed: 17"w x 9"h
Alameda Afternoon - Nancy Takaichi
Plein air painter, Nancy Takaichi, lives in San Jose where sunlight is plentiful, and a variety of scenery is within a short drive of her home. She grew up near Cincinnati, Ohio and went to DePauw University in Indiana where she majored in art, with a painting emphasis. She spent a semester in New York City as an apprentice to Jack Beal and Jane Frelicher in the late 70s. All of this instilled in her a strong foundation in figure, landscape, still life, and art history. Upon graduating, she traveled cross-country to San Jose, with the hopes of getting her MFA, and then teaching art while painting. But then life happened. She needed a job first, and ended up making a 30-year career in event planning and marketing in Silicon Valley, while raising a family.