A TV show premiering on NBC this month will feature work from a local artist.
Rick Nance of Murray says his one of his renderings will appear the legal drama ‘Bluff City Law’ that premieres September 23. The show is about a father and daughter working together at a Memphis law firm that specializes in civil rights cases.
Nance says his work will be highly visible in a Beale Street bar setting where characters meet on the show.
Describing his work, he said it’s inspired by many bluesmen: “It’s a rendering of a bluesman playing a guitar. And it’s a composite of many bluesmen playing a guitar,” he said.
This is not the first time Nance’s artwork has appeared on television. He provided props and artwork for the musical drama ‘Nashville’.
Nance is a volunteer music host on WKMS and has made posters and t-shirts for the station. He’s also produced artwork for the Hot August Blues music festival and Harrah’s Metropolis Casino in southern Illinois as well as various freelancing.
“I’m very lucky that I’ve had the opportunity to create all these things on my own terms,” he said. “Most people - most artists, graphic designers, etc. - rarely get to create things on their own terms.”