Art Exhibit: ‘Out My Backdoor’

Detail, “Blue Garden,” (2008, oil on canvas, 36 by 36 inches) by Nancy Baur Dillen.


Nancy Baur Dillen, one of the area’s best artists, always surprises us with her whimsical take on the world around her. However, there’s one aspect of her art that never surprises — her exact skill, deep talent and her eternally youthful point of view.

She sent a press release to BrevardCulture about an exhibit in which she’s participating with area colleagues Marilyn Cook, Lydia Friedland, Carol Garutti, Susan Martin and Ellen Pavlakos.

The exhibition is called “Out My Backdoor” and on view through Jan. 31, 2015, in the 22nd Floor Gallery of the Florida State Capitol building in Tallahassee.

Here’s what she says about her colleagues:

“Working within the theme but in a wide variety of media and styles, the artists have produced an exciting offering. Marilyn Cook brings us subtle, dream-like photographs; my oil paintings carries us away with fantasy seascapes and imaginary characters; Lydia Friedland produces large, exuberant textiles out of unlikely materials, Carol Garutti invites the viewer into intimate and colorful abstract digital compositions, Susan Martin immerses us in vibrant acrylic close ups of tropical foliage, Ellen Pavlakos calms us with the elegance of classically-styled bronzes, and Jean Thomas interprets in oil paint the influences of water upon us with its colors, motion and changing appearance.”

If you want to see more of Ms. Dillen’s works, visit