January 18, 2005 > Local Artist Unveils New Masterpieces
Local Artist Unveils New Masterpieces
The colorful collages lining the hallway of Fremont Vista were not only pleasing to the eye, but recounted history as well. Nancy Pratt has been recognized throughout the Bay Area for her "lyrical watercolor technique" and montage recreations of the history of cities, towns and districts. In the past, her paintings have captured the California Gold Rush, Monterey, Newark, Fremont, Pleasanton, Mission San Jose, San Francisco and many other locales. Each time Ms. Pratt unveils a new piece, viewers can be sure that the significance of each icon or scene has been well researched by historians and gives an accurate portrayal. Paintings are accompanied by historical references that provide viewers with an explanation of pivotal representations included in the work.
On Sunday, January 9, as sixteen year-old Rabecca Hung played harp in the background, two new paintings were unveiled at the senior retirement home. The elegant facility has a collection of Ms. Pratt's works on display. Many friends and dignitaries including Mayor Bob Wasserman, Councilperson Steve Cho and Vice-Mayor Dominic Dutra attended the unveiling and were impressed by the detail and accuracy of her representations of Washington Township (now the cities of Fremont, Newark and Union City) and the historical district of Niles. Each artwork includes individuals and events that have influenced the present and capture the essence of an area. Ms. Pratt says, "I am inspired to honor history by capturing the natural landscape and the cultural diversity of a community."
Nancy Pratt's art is displayed in many public offices throughout the area including Fremont's City Hall and hangs in public and private collections around the world. To view her artwork, visit www.nancypratt.com or call 1-800-792-1557 for more information