Nancy, a native Arizonan, began oil painting at the age of nine and later studied art at Arizona State University and privately with several Arizona artists and at the Scottsdale Artists School. Her paintings are held by the Midwestern University in Glendale and in private collections in the USA, Brazil, and Italy.
Nancy is an avid hiker and has hiked many trails in Arizona. She draws inspiration from being out in nature.
Nancy’s current work explores aspen groves. An aspen grove is made up of one or several clones. Within each clone, all trees are genetically identical and share the same root system. They have the same general structure and the same leaf and bark characteristics. But time and the elements have left unique, individual marks on each tree. Light and shadow also touch each tree in a different way. Nancy is drawn to capturing these individual differences while still depicting the aspen grove as a cohesive colony, as a brotherhood.