Nancy Halbert

Nancy Halbert

I was once a modern dancer, teacher and choreographer. I had a successful arts administration career in Philadelphia, PA. By my late 30’s, I had two young children and decided I couldn’t keep up with the demands of dancing, so I decided to stop “the dance”. I recognized the need to do something with all of my creative energy. I went back to school for a Master in Art Education. Ironically, I didn’t even know how to draw or paint, but I was determined to learn “how to see” in order to be an art teacher. My desire to share my art with others came from the teachers I studied with who supported my art practice. I transitioned into the visual arts successfully and figurative art became my passion. I know the human form very well from my years of dancing and I love to draw freely and expressively. I develop paintings of motion to evoke emotion filled with color, line, form and gestural motion.
I have had an extensive career teaching art to students of all levels and ages in the Philadelphia area. My teaching is an integral part of my art making process. I empower my students to create in their own personal style. I never stop growing as an artist by listening to others, studying art history and staying informed about today’s art world. I am available for workshops, lectures and private lessons in a variety of media and art topics. Also, I paint commissions in landscape or the figure that meet the needs of a specific site and a client’s taste for a residence or a commercial space.

Nancy Halbert Resume 

Nancy Halbert's previous solo exhibition was held February 14 - March 10, 2024.  A selection is currently available at the gallery as indicated below.  For inquiries on all other works shown, please Contact Us

Tour & Talk with Nancy Halbert 

Meet Me in the Library 2, mixed media, 40" x 30"  Available 

Floating to the Other Side, pastel on paper, 19.5" x 27.5"  Available 

Twilight Over Havertown, pastel on paper, 18" x 24"  Available 

The Gardener Tripped and So Did I, oil, 30" x 24"  Available 

Cafe in Paris, mixed media on panel, 24" x 18"  Available 

In One Ear, Out the Other, mixed media on panel, 24" x 18"  Available 

Now, That's a Thought, oil, 24" x 18"   

Fruit Basket, oil, 24" x 18"   

My Red Room, oil, 24" x 20"  

Keep On Keeping On, oil, 24" x 18"   

In the Tradition That I Love, oil, 36" x 18"   

Girl in a Cafe, oil, 24" x 20"   

When I Woke Up, My Spine Was Gone, oil, 24" x 30"   

Meet Me in the Library 1, mixed media, 40" x 30"   

Daybreak in San Miguel, MX, pastel on paper, 18" x 18"  

My Path, pastel on paper, 19.5" x 27.5"  

Need an Onion, pastel on paper, 8" x 7"  

City Dwellers, pastel on paper, 26" x 20"  

Moments In-Between (Diptych), oil and pastel on canvas, 60" x 24" 

Diver, oil and pastel on canvas, 40" x 30"  

The Moment I Awoke, oil and pastel on canvas, 60" x 24"  

Garden Gate, oil and pastel on canvas, 48" x 24"  

Save the Last Dance for Me, oil and pastel on canvas, 48" x 36"   

Couples Therapy 1, pastel on paper, 28" x 20"  

Couples Therapy 2, pastel on paper, 28" x 20" 

Excerpts from a Dance, Take One, pastel on paper, 28" x 20" 

Wind, Snow and Climate Change, oil and pastel on canvas, 30" x 28" 

Spring Forward Again, oil and pastel on canvas, 30" x 28" 

Please Forgive M., oil and pastel on canvas, 18" x 24" 

Trying To Keep Up With You, oil and pastel on canvas, 18" x 24"  

Isolation Together, mixed media on canvas, 36" x 48"  SOLD  

Blue Ridge, pastel, 9" x 7"  SOLD 

Red Rocks, pastel, 9" x 7"  SOLD 

Into the Sky, oil and pastel on canvas, 29" x 24"  SOLD