Nancy Shippen Livengood
I began painting at the age of 13 while studying under Atlanta artist Claudia Hartley and continued my studies in art at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. Since then, my life journey has taken me through archaeological digs around the Mediterranean, graduate study in Florence, Italy and London, UK, teaching art to orphans in Morocco, the conservation of artifacts for Jamestown, Valley Forge, and other sites along the East Coast and throughout the Southeastern USA, and most currently conservation of artwork at the Tubman Museum in Macon, puppets at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, and social history objects at the Atlanta History Center. In August 2016, I joined the conservation team to move the Battle of Atlanta Cyclorama painting from Grant Park to the Atlanta History Center. In September 2017 we began cleaning the painting and completed filling and inpainting the landscape in May 2018. In October of 2018 I joined the team of wonderful people at Fulton County Arts and Culture as their Public Art Conservator. However, through my many travels and other work, the one constant has been my love of painting.
I frequently exhibit my artwork with the Atlanta Artists Center in juried monthly shows (2nd place Award, February 2012; Merit Award, September 2012). In addition, my art has exhibited at Art Station in Stone Mountain (Fall 2016), the Fuse Arts Center at C4 Atlanta (December 2014), the Defoors Center, Atlanta (August 2012), and the Macon Arts Alliance (solo show December 2010). I have also participated in Zoo Atlanta’s Art Gone Wild (June 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017), a juried selection of artists painting at the zoo for a week followed by an art auction, as well as an annual plein air artists exhibit at the Buckhead Library each December (2015 - 2017).