About the Artist
Nancy describes her painting style as expressionist. She says this because her paintings are intensely personal. She interprets the landscape rather than convey the details of the scene. She employs several design principles. She mixes primary colours. Her compositions are simple and direct. She uses both soft and strong outlines, simple shapes and bold colours. Depending on the subject matter, she uses brushstrokes of opaque colour or a glazing technique of transparent colours.
Colour is probably the most important part of her explorations as an artist.
She has studied with many professional artists. Ernestine Tahidle, Don Cavin, Brian Smith, John Leonard to mention a few. She grew up in a family of artists and was always encouraged to paint, draw or mould with clay. She continues to take master classes to further develop her skills.
She exhibits in galleries in Toronto, King City, Aurora, Barrie, Orillia, and she participates in the Images Studio Tour in Oro-Medonte.
She was on the Board of Directors for Art Society King and the York Region Arts Council. She assisted in the planning of conferences, art shows, studio tours and other important art endeavours.
She is a qualified teacher of High School Art and Special Education. She offers workshops at her home studio.