Nan R. Covert, associate professor of art at Bridgewater College in Virginia, earned her a bachelor of arts degree from the College of Charleston (S.C.) and a master of fine arts in painting from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, N.C.
Covert, chair of the art department since 1997, joined Bridgewater’s faculty in 1996. In April 2005, she received the College’s Martha B. Thornton Faculty Recognition Award which honors faculty who “provide caring concern for students well beyond the role as teacher.”
Covert uses the rivers and streams of the Shenandoah Valley as a starting point for her work. She wades in or kneels beside a stream, getting a bird’s eye view, and draws stone ledges, water smoothed stones, mossy rocks and assorted stream debris all seen through the moving, transparent and reflective screen of water.