Fine art was introduced to Nancy by her mother who loved the works of Rembrandt and Monet and gave her every opportunity to visit museums and art gallaries during the family travels. Nancy’s first recollection of fine art, at the age of ten, was at the Art Institute of Chicago where she was fascinated by the work of Georges Serat and wondered how anyone “could have the patience to make all those dots”. As she matured, she found the work of the Impressionists,
Robert Bateman and Steve Hanks fascinating and beautiful.
She continued her love of drawing and art as a hobby. However, her career was in Science Education where she worked with middle schoolers imparting her love of the natural world.
Nancy has traveled with her husband, Jim, to many locations including Africa, Japan, Central and South America and Europe where she experienced the beauty and culture of many environments and civilizations.
All the locales which she has visited have influenced her work by demonstrating to her the importance to observe the world around us including contrasts, shadows and small nuances in color. Nancy wants you to admire and
appreciate the grandeur of nature through her use of color, light and value in her painting.
Nancy currently lives in Green Valley, Arizona creating works in pastel, oil, watercolor and graphite. In addition to her membership in TPS, Nancy is the current President of Santa Rita Art League in Green Valley.