Well known for her work in sculpture, Nancy Fouts’ artworks redefine conventional objects in playful and satirical ways. With elements of Surrealism, Dada and Pop Art involved in her process, her work connects abstract ideas and objects to explore the interconnectedness of everyday life.
Born 1945 in the United States, Fouts went to the Chelsea College of Art and Design in 1963 before going to the Royal College of Art.
In 1968, Fouts co-founded Shirt Sleeve Studio, a design and model making company which won the Designers and Art Directors Associations Gold Award for Most Outstanding Artwork in 1973 with clients such as British Airways, Benson & Hedges and Virgin.
Fouts’ first exhibition was at Flowers Gallery in 1970 and six years later, her work in album art design earned her the 1976 award for Best Designed British Album Sleeve through her design of Steeleye Span’s album ‘Commoners Crown’.
Recognisable objects and paintings are reimagined through Fouts’ surrealist lense in humorous and thought provoking ways. A money purse with teeth for example. After her gallery encouraged her to branch out into painting, she has added real antlers onto the painting Monarch of the Glen.
Match Tulip by Nancy Fouts forms part of the Turkish Tulips Portfolio which is currently available here.