“Since I was once a floral designer and avid gardener, florals, nature and landscapes are my inspiration and focus. I love to observe the soft delicate curves of the petals, the rigid lines of the leaves, and the beauty of light and shadow on each subject. My style is contemporary realism, and I love to have my work shine with light, as I paint detail into simple compositions. I'm captivated with color mixing of the buttery oils and amazed by the challenges of transparent watercolor. What I didn't realize as I started to paint was how much of myself would be layered into each painting. When my work is sold, it feels like a deep emotional part of me is included in each piece as it is transferred to its new owner... yet I wouldn't have it any other way. And for this I am grateful. My hope is that the collector will see and feel everything that I put into each painting.”
Loving anything relating to art, Nancy always wanted to be an artist but it wasn't in the cards for her in her younger years. Yet, little did she realize, that with her family moving to Arizona in 1998, it would set her on a path to become what was always in her heart. After finding the outdoor fairs, she began working studio shows for an artist, who became a good friend and mentor. A few years later, she also began working for the art fairs. She thought, surrounding herself with fine art and artists, year after year, would satisfy her art cravings. Having never taken a painting class before, she jumped at the opportunity in 2017 to take a few classes in transparent watercolor and oil painting. It was during these classes that her true passion to be an artist was reignited.
The highlight came in the summer of 2018 when her youngest daughter and her fiancé asked Nancy to paint a watercolor design for their wedding invitation. She was honored but nervous, since painting was so new to her. She worked tirelessly until the perfect invitation was created for them.
Browsing online one day, Nancy saw a quote by C.S. Lewis: "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
This made her stop and think... Maybe the time is now to focus on art and to become the artist she has always wanted to be.
With a few classes under her wing and with the many self-educated skills she had acquired, she accepted the challenge. Along with encouragement from her husband, her daughters, many friends and artists, she joined an art league in September of 2019. Since then, she has been painting consistently to discover herself and develop a style using her God given talents. She firmly believes she will always be learning and growing as an artist and looks forward to seeing what the years ahead have in store for her.
Nancy's artwork is currently exhibiting and available at
ON THE EDGE GALLERY
7045 E Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
-Juried/Member Artist at On The Edge Gallery, 7045 E Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251 - August 2022
-Awarded Honorable Mention in Fusion Arts 8th Annual International Juried Leaves & Petals Art Exhibition - August 2022
-Awarded Exhibition Finalist in Fusion Arts 8th Annual International Juried Leaves & Petals Art Exhibition - August 2022
-Awarded Bronze Award in Camelback Gallery's Flower Power 2022 International Juried Visual Arts Competition
-Awarded Bronze Award in Camelback Gallery's Artist's Invitaional 2022 International Juried Visual Arts Exhibition
-Awarded Exhibition Finalist in Camelback Gallery's International Juried Visual Arts Competition My Best Work of 2021
-Awarded Exhibition Finalist in Fusion Arts 7th Annual International Juried Leaves & Petals Art Exhibition 2021
-Juried into Sonoran Arts League The Gift of Art Exhibition December 2021
-Awarded Bronze Award in Camelback Gallery's Shades of Red 2021 International Juried Visual Arts Competition -September 2021
-Awarded Bronze Award in Camelback Gallery International Online Juried Flower Power 2021 Competition - April 2021
-Awarded Silver Award in Camelback Gallery's International Online Juried Shades of Green Competition - March 2021
-Awarded Bronze Award in Camelback Gallery International Online Juried My Best Work of 2020 Competition - January 2021
-Juried into Camelback Gallery Featured Artist 1Yr. Residency Oct 2020, 2021,2022
-Juried into Sonoran Arts League All Creatures and Desert Features Show - July 2020
-Juried into Sonoran Arts League 2020 Top Shelf Invitaional Show - Feb 2020
-Juried into Sonoran Arts League New Member-New Year Show - Jan 2020