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Plein Air Oil Painting of Private Mission Ranch Property Depicting Bountiful brush and Large Trees

"Spring at Mission Ranch" is a plein-air oil painting on wood cradle by San Jose, CA based artist Nancy Takaichi. The artist was given special permission from the home owners to paint directly from their back yard.  The painting captures the house and barn nestled within the dense foliage surrounding the property. 


This piece comes with a blonde wood floating frame and is ready to hang. Artwork measurements are: Unframed: 14"w x 11"h | Framed: 15"w x 12"h

Spring at Mission Ranch- 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.

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