I find the inspiration for my paintings in the
natural world and take pleasure in the atmospheric conditions
that allow nature to show us her infinite variety.
Painting primarily in oil, I thinly layer the
paint to enhance the depth of the image. With the painting of
trees, I search the forest and explore the texture of the bark
and essence of what surrounds and explains the trees life. For
my cloud series, I make every effort to create the environment
and atmosphere of weather, often in contemporary language, which
allows the viewer to draw their own conclusion as to the weather
Born in Asheville, N.C., Nancy and her family have
lived on the west coast of Florida since l986. She studied at
Ringling College of Art and Design and participated in artists
residencie, including Vermont Studio Center ,and has studied with
many noted artists. She currently lives inland in Gainesville,
Florida and paints full time in her barn/studio on a little farm
off Millhopper Road. She can often be found painting in the oak
hammocks and springs of central Florida, in the low county in
South Carolina or up in the mountains of her native North Carolina.
Her works can be found in private collections throughout the US.