oil painting of woman looking at viewer, holding her long blonde hair; blue pattern background
Nanci France-Vaz, “Emergence, A Story of Spring,” oil on linen panel; The flying flowers that merge into the hair become the foreground representing the waterfall of life; ARC Purchase Award, Sothebys Exhibition

Nanci France-Vaz: Metamorphosis Solo Exhibition/Portraits Of Song Concert:“3/25 – 5/2/2024, artist Nanci France-Vaz, ARC Living Master, has 28 paintings on display honoring female artists of Monmouth County, NJ. These artworks depict transitions in life, with models representing various art forms and inspired by narratives from film, literature, or poetry. France-Vaz’s Imaginative Portraits blend allegorical symbols with storytelling, primarily featuring determined female artists. The exhibition is in conjunction with the free concert Metamorphosis: Portraits of Song on 4/26. See details in the links below:”

To see Nanci France-Vaz’s work at the Metamorphosis: Portraits of Song April 26 at 8 pm. The opening reception is FREE to the public, however paid admission tickets are required to attend the concert. Contact [email protected] with questions.

To see more of Nanci’s work, visit:

portrait of a profile of a woman looking down, wearing green dress; dark background
Nanci France-Vaz, “For All I Lov’d I Lov’d Alone,” oil on linen panel; Available through Pollak Gallery; based on Alone by Edgar Allan Poe. Virginia Poe, Edgar’s wife, died of TB at 24. Her lips are red, hair is white to express the age of life and death.
oil painting of a child looking at viewer, wearing a crown of flowers
Nanci France-Vaz, “Guinevere,” oil on linen panel; Available through Pollak Gallery; based on interpretation of Guinevere at the age of 12. Determined expression and almost adult presence and identity of who she wants to be.