Nancy in Asilomar Nancy Eddinger, a native of Northampton, Pennsylvania and a resident of Pleasanton, California since 1978, has been painting since 1989, creating works in the Realist tradition.  Nancy began painting in watercolors under the instruction of Guy Diehl, a noted Bay Area artist and instructor at Diablo Valley College.

In addition, Nancy has developed an interest in Chinese brush painting, feeling the style allows greater expressiveness and flexibility. She has studied with Nan Rae, an Internationally exhibited Chinese brush painter, in her classes at the Huntington Museum in Pasadena.  More recently, she started painting in acrylics.  She is also providing private instruction in art.

Although her subject matter is varied, Nancy prefers painting landscapes.  Many of her paintings are stylized scenes with a nostalgic flair.  In 2000, she began painting Christmas cards depicting scenes of Pleasanton for sale at local shops and boutiques.

Local exhibitions include the Alameda County Fair, Fine Arts Division where she received a Silver Ribbon in 1995, and the Pleasanton Art League Annual Show.  As a member of the Pleasanton Art League she has served as Librarian and Scholarship Chairperson.

Individuals interested in commissioning or purchasing original watercolor paintings can email Nancy at

Nancy with Scott Adams
Sandra Kay, "Dilbert" creator Scott Adams, and Nancy Eddinger

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