Nancy Peel Gladwell has been an active artist, working in CT for almost 40 years. After earning a BFA from George Washington U, Gladwell continued her studies in Florence, Italy at the Academia delle Belle Arte and Studio Simi. After returning to the states, Gladwell joined the greater New York Gallery scene exhibiting her work and began teaching art at CW Post, Long Island University. While classically trained in drawing, painting, Gladwell brought the great Renaissance genre of narrative art into a contemporary vernacular. Formalism crept into her compositions as color-shape relationships became more abstract. Teaching for over 28 years at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, Gladwell introduced color theory into the college’s curriculum. Her fascination with color has led Gladwell through a life-long investigation of the emotional richness of this element its subtle mysteries.
Gladwell’s work is currently exhibited at Spectrum Gallery in Centerbrook, Connecticut.