Artist posing with her painting in her studio
Nanette Fluhr with “A Lotus Grows in the Mud”, Winner of Manhattan Arts International HerStory, 2022

How do you find inspiration?
Nanette Fluhr: As an artist I find myself constantly inspired. I love observing and conversing with people; I am fascinated by their stories and am inspired by their beauty — the way color and light illuminate the forms on their faces. Nature also inspires me. I walk almost every morning and love hearing the birds, seeing the clouds and trees and feeling the warm breeze on my face. I delight in the rhythm and light that pull me into the moment. Beautiful art, especially that of the old masters, is always an inspiration. Beauty is everywhere and it cultivates my creativity.

What is the best thing about being an artist?
Nanette Fluhr: Being an artist enables me to see subtlety and beauty in the world, to capture and portray my vision, to have an idea and bring it to life. I am grateful to be able to tell someone’s story that will be part of their legacy for future generations. It is a joy to create a timeless work of art that captures an individual’s true essence. I feel fortunate that I am able to follow my passion and do what I love.

To see more of Nanette’s work, visit:

oil painting of woman wearing a white gown in a pond looking at the viewer, holding a lotus flower
Nanette Fluhr, “A Lotus Grows in the Mud,” oil on linen, 30 x 24 in., 2021. Available through D. Anthony Gallery, WI
oil painting of woman wearing orange-red dress with a yellow drapery, hanging off her shoulders
Nanette Fluhr, “Manu,” oil on linen, 30 x 24 in., 2021. “Manu” will be featured this October in WOMAN, the upcoming international exhibition at the James Baird Gallery in Pouch Cove, NL, Canada


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