|"What I seek in painting waves is something that the human being knows but the camera lens misses It has something to do with
movement and the sheer brevity of the form. Walking by the sea will transform a bad mood; we delight in the million shades of
gray - the wave a shape shifter silvered with olive and lavender - a flash of white in a night ocean. At the same time we feel the
ocean's fierceness and know that the sea has it's own imperatives which remain a mystery. In some way, the wave is our
kin, riding it's brief indivuduality out in a great ocean that is very close to the fluid in our veins."
Nancy Stein's education includes a BFA in Printmaking from CCA in Oakland, and an MFA in Printmaking from San Francisco
State University, as well as studies in art in Strasbourg, France. She is a 30 year resident of Point Reyes in Marin County.