January 16, 2015

Nancy Clelland, DMD, MSD, displays painting at the Springfield Museum of Art

Above: Prairie au Pretemps (Prairie in Springtime), detail.

College of Dentistry Professor Nancy Clelland, DMD, MS, was drawn to Prosthodontics as a specialty due to the art involved, as painting has been her life-long hobby. Currently, she is displaying her artistic skill at the Springfield Museum of Art. Her oil painting, Prairie au Printemps (Prairie in Springtime), is one of more than 100 paintings on view through February 22, 2015.

“I frequently join several friends at various parks in Columbus to paint outside,” said Dr. Clelland. “This painting was done on location using oil paints at Whetstone Park of Roses in the spring of 2014.”

Dr. Clelland studied Chinese Brush Painting for several years with Louisa Yee of Pittsburgh, PA as well as western watercolor with Fred Graff of Medina, OH. She was introduced to plein air (outdoor) oil painting by Joe Lombardo after enrolling in his Fundamentals Class at the Cultural Arts Center in Columbus.  

Paintings by Dr. Nancy Clelland

The Springfield Museum of Art exhibit, “Painting Ohio Prairies: A Year in the Life,” features more than 100 prairie scenes painted by members of the Ohio Plein Air Society. It is on view through February 22, 2015. 

Nancy Clelland, DMD, MS is a professor in the Division of Restorative Sciences and Prosthodontics at the Ohio State University College of Dentistry.  Learn more about the art show in the January 11, 2015 edition of the Columbus Dispatch.