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Nanci Fulmek

I was born in Pozzuli, Italy in 1974. I grew up in or near St. Paul, MN. I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. A the young age of 2, my mom was very surprised to see me draw a “bunny” that looked like a bunny! The first time I saw a horse, I instantly fell in love. Living in the city, I could never have a horse, so I decided to draw my own. I taught myself how to draw and paint. My main focus was on drawing horses.

During my senior year in high school, I was discovered by a race horse owner from Canterbury Downs. He saw me doodling and asked if I would do a commission for him. That turned everything around! I started to do commissions all over, referral after referral.

I have never taken art classes before being introduced to ‘The Atelier’ where I started as a part time evening student in 2004. There I was introduced to the techniques of the old masters learning classical realism. As of September 2004, I was able to start full time in their 5 year apprenticeship program under the local masters of Cyd Wicker & Dale Redpath. I will be specializing in portraits when I finish school.

I am currently building my portfolio. My primarily work is horse portraits. I have works in other portraits: Horses, people, cars, pets, houses, and many others areas. I also work in the following mediums: watercolor, pencil, charcoal and oil.

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  • Dear Santa by Nanci Fulmek

    *Artist: Nanci Fulmek

    Born in Italy, I came to Minnesota when I was 8 months old. As long as I could remember, I’ve always loved horses. I grew up in the city and the closest thing to having a horse was to draw them. My career as an artist started similar to many, with drawing on the walls of my bedroom at the age of 2.
    At the age of 16, I received my 1st real commission. Charlie was a thoroughbred race horse owner and wanted me to draw a picture of his horse after seeing me doodling my horses while I was at work. This kicked my career off. Before I knew it, there were many horse trainers, breeders and owners, contacting me about drawing their horse, too. What a great part time job to have while I was in school.
     
    Once I got out of college and was working in the “real” world, (real meaning what people expect you to do), I gave up my art to work in the world of business. Once again, someone saw me doodling at work, and again I was pulled back into drawing horse portraits. I always looked forward to my next portrait, as I had so much fun with each one.
     
    Searching for an art school was harder than I thought. I serendipitously met artist Jeffrey Larson at Kelley Gallery. He told me about the prestigious school he attended in Minneapolis, Atelier Lack (Now, the Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art.) I called that very day to register for part time classes. I knew the moment I walked into the school that this was what I had been waiting for. I completed the 5 year full time program in 2009.
     
    In 2005, I painted the very well known portrait of Santa in Hudson, WI, which Kelley Galleries made prints of. In the summer of 2006, I started horse portraits again, now in oil. Who would have ever thought a little girl who was drawing horses on her bedroom wall would have turned into a full time career as an artist? What more could a little girl ask for?

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  • Nanci Fulmek 5x11 Oil Framed

    Arthur


    Arthur | 5 x 11 | Oil Framed
    at the Hudson, WI Gallery

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  • Bay 4x4 Framed

    Bay


    Bay | 4 x 4 | Oil Framed
    at the Hudson, WI Gallery

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  • Fog I 5x5

    Fog I


    Fog I | 5 x 5 | Oil
    at the Hudson, WI Gallery

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  • Sunny Pony 5x7 Framed

    Nanci Fulmek

    I was born in Pozzuli, Italy in 1974. I grew up in or near St. Paul, MN. I have been drawing for as long as I can remember. A the young age of 2, my mom was very surprised to see me draw a “bunny” that looked like a bunny! The first time I saw a horse, I instantly fell in love. Living in the city, I could never have a horse, so I decided to draw my own. I taught myself how to draw and paint. My main focus was on drawing horses.

    During my senior year in high school, I was discovered by a race horse owner from Canterbury Downs. He saw me doodling and asked if I would do a commission for him. That turned everything around! I started to do commissions all over, referral after referral.

    I have never taken art classes before being introduced to ‘The Atelier’ where I started as a part time evening student in 2004. There I was introduced to the techniques of the old masters learning classical realism. As of September 2004, I was able to start full time in their 5 year apprenticeship program under the local masters of Cyd Wicker & Dale Redpath. I will be specializing in portraits when I finish school.

    I am currently building my portfolio. My primarily work is horse portraits. I have works in other portraits: Horses, people, cars, pets, houses, and many others areas. I also work in the following mediums: watercolor, pencil, charcoal and oil.

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  • Rivers Bend on the St. Croix 23x4.5 Oil Framed

    Rivers Bend on St. Croix River


    Rivers Bend on St. Croix River | 23 x 4 1/2 | Oil Framed
    at the Hudson, WI Gallery

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  • Dear Santa by Nanci Fulmek

    Santa- Dear Santa


    Dear Santa
    Available at the Woodbury, MN & Hudson, WI Gallery

    $50- Signed Open Edition Print: 12 x 17.25
    $350- S/N Giclee Canvas ed of 500: 16.5 x 24
    $595- S/N Giclee Canvas ed of 250: 22 x 32
    ***Personalize Canvas: $50 for one name, $10 for each additional name.

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  • Kringle's Workshop by Nanci Fulmek

    Santa- Kringle’s Workshop


    Kringle's Workshop
    Available at the Woodbury, MN & Hudson, WI Gallery

    $75- Signed Giclee Print: 17.25 x 11.375
    $350- S/N Giclee Canvas ed of 500: 24 x 16
    $595- S/N Giclee Canvas ed of 250: 32 x 21

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  • The Magic of Christmas by Nanci Fulmek

    Santa- The Magic of Christmas


    The Magic of Christmas
    Available at the Woodbury, MN & Hudson, WI Gallery

    $50- Signed Open Edition Print: 13 x 17.25
    $350- S/N Giclee Canvas ed of 500: 17.75 x 24
    $595- S/N Giclee Canvas ed of 250: 23.625 x 32

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  • Your New Home by Nanci Fulmek

    Santa- Your New Home


    Your New Home
    Available at the Woodbury, MN & Hudson, WI Gallery

    $75- Signed Giclee Print: 13.5 x 17.25
    $350- S/N Giclee Canvas ed of 500: 19 x 24
    $595- S/N Giclee Canvas ed of 250: 25.5 x 32

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  • Sunny Pony 5x7 Framed

    Sunny Pony


    Sony Pony | 5 x 7 | Oil Framed
    at the Hudson, WI Gallery

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  • The Trophy 18x24 Oil Framed

    The Trophy


    The Trophy | 18 x 24 | Oil Framed
    at the Hudson, WI Gallery

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