Nancy Peach | Through 31st January | Oakland, California

Feelmore Gallery is pleased to welcome the influential erotic artist Nancy Peach to their gallery. They are thrilled to introduce such vibrant, empowering imagery to the East Bay.

Sam Orwen, Lovers, 1982
NANCY PEACH, Minx Girl

Hailing from Sausalito, Peach’s unique, sensual figurative work has been taking the scene by storm since 2008, when she met local model, educator and gallery curator Madison Young and became entranced with Shibari rope bondage. A former architectural illustrator, children’s book illustrator, and muralist, Peach’s signature style combines enormously large format canvasses and buttery oils. Celebratory in nature, her work showcases intense, engaging images of sexuality, love, and desire.

“I am dedicated to honoring the sex positive communities with my belief that individual sexuality belongs to each of us,” Peach writes on her website, “My sole purpose in creating art is to shine a beautiful light on this often misunderstood culture.”

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Nancy Peach donates to ToFF

S. R. Sharp, ToFF curator and Nancy Peach, artist.

 

NANCY PEACH, “Unspoken Bond”, 2008, Oil on canvas, 96″ x 96″, Tom of Finland Foundation Permanent Collection

Tom of Finland Foundation proudly accepts
this handsome canvas at the
West Hollywood- Los Angeles Erotic Art Fair 2012.

 

In 2008, I became interested in the art of Japanese erotic bondage called Shibari, which came into use in the west in the 1990s to describe the bondage art Kinbaku.

Kinbaku means tight binding, using simple yet visually intricate patterns. Japanese bondage is very much about the way the ropes are applied and the pleasure is more in the journey than the destination.

The patterns that are created in this particular style of rope bondage by the Nawashi (rope master) are fascinating to me and I continue to be intrigued with the beauty.

I am continually asked why I paint bondage? I always have to say that my thirst has been satisfied by the caliber of people I am associated with in this genre and I am extremely inspired by the art of Japanese bondage. 

I express joy, love, honor, beauty, bold freedom and most of all respect. I want to allow people to express themselves through my art.

NANCY PEACH Erotic Artist

 

In 2009,  Tom of Finland Foundation awarded Nancy Peach for Unspoken Bond in our Emerging Erotic Artist Contest.