A longtime Atlanta resident, Nancy began painting as a chiild in Pennsylvania, studying with Glenn Brougher, a noted watercolorist. She went on to major in Fine Arts at Wilson College, and received her Master’s Degree in Art History at UNC Chapel Hill. Primarily self-taught as an adult, she has benefitted from workshop study with some of the finest painters today.
Nancy has participated in many group and juried shows, and in 2010 she was chosen as a signature member of Oil Painters of America; she is also a member of American Women Artists, the Quinlan Art Center, and the Cherokee Art Advisory Board. She is represented by Huff Harrington Fine Art, Atlanta; Evergreen Gallery, Evergreen, CO; Anderson Gallery, St. Simons, GA; and Shain Gallery, Charlotte, N.C. She has six paintings in the St. Regis Hotel /Atlanta permanent collection, and has been selected for the Oil Painters of America National Juried Show five times. Now a popular workshop instructor, Nancy teaches and paints in Atlanta and in Provence, France, each year.
2004 - Quinlan Members Show, 3rd Place prize, honorable mention; 2005 - Quinlan Members Show, honorable mention; 2006 - Curator’s Award, Trinity Spotlight on Southern Artists ; 2006- painting juried into prestigious National Oil Painters of America Show, Missoula, MT; 2007 – painting juried into prestigious National Oil Painters of America Show, Fredericksburg, TX; 2007 – Directors Award, Quinlan Show; 2008 – Two-person show with Nancy Franke and Jim Richards, Huff Harrington; 2008 - Honorable Mention, Quinlan Juried Show, “Memories.” 2009 -painting juried into prestigious National Oil Painters of America Show, Santa Fe, NM. 2010 – two paintings selected for Salon International Exhibit, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, Texas. 2010 – Received Merit Award of Excellence (Judge, Everett Raymond Kinstler), Salon International Juried Exhibit, as well as Jury’s Top 60 Award. 2010 - awarded signature status with Oil Painters of America. 2011 – two paintings selected for Salon International Exhibit, Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art, San Antonio, Texas. 2011 – painting selected for National Oil Painters of America Exhibit, Devin Galleries, Coeur d”Alene, Idaho. 2011 – painting juried into American Women Artists National Exhibit to be held in Atlanta, Georgia, October, 2011. 2011- Award of Merit for Still Life, AWA Show. 2012 – Chosen by Huntsville, AL Museum of Art as the Featured Artist for the Annual Museum Gala. 2012 – painting juried into the 21st National Oil Painters of America Exhibit, Evergreen , CO.