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A native of Tennessee, Nancy now lives in Davidson, NC. She paints with pastels and oils in a style described as contemporary realism. Her pastel paintings show the clarity, intensity and luminosity allowed with this medium. Her oils continue the exploration of still life and landscape in a refreshingly different media.
Nancy earned a Bachelor of Arts in art and biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, followed by a year in Wales on a Rotary International Scholarship studying medical photography. She attended the Medical College of Georgia, completing a Master of Science in Medical Art in 1984. After working as a freelance medical illustrator for over 20 years, she happily returned to her fine art roots.
The effects of light intrigue Nancy. Her paintings pull the viewer towards them with strong dark/light contrasts. Subtle detail holds their attention. Inspired by the ordinary, Nancy’s art focuses on a moment of beauty in a complex world.
Her work has been exhibited and received awards in numerous local, regional and national juried competitions.