Since moving to Tucson in the late 90s, I have enjoyed the fabulous Southwest scenery and its painting opportunities. All of my art is based on personal photos or observations and has been exhibited in many galleries.
Colored pencil art is my current favorite medium. It works best on sanded paper with multiple layers of color then burnished and/or sealed with paint thinner. Finally it is permanently preserved with a coating of acrylic varnish.
After raising a family, retiring from teaching and trying many other art forms (quilting, rug hooking, hand dying wool, designing my own craft patterns, and zen-tangles) she was looking for an art medium to interest her.
When Nancy and her husband started wintering in Arizona she was excited to find the art classes being offered at the Desert Museum. After taking many of the required and elective classes decided to make it a personal goal to earn the Nature Certificate.
Currently Nancy is primarily working in the mediums of scratchboard and colored pencil but also enjoys experiencing new mediums and techniques in all areas of art.
I think it all started when I won first place in Junior High for a poster on "Safe driving through better vision" contest. All my art instructors said they thought I should pursue art to become better at it and develop my natural abilities. So I majored in Art, minored in English and after graduation, as many of us can attest, life presented many different roads. I took several of those roads and did the art as a hobby for many years. I finally took it more seriously, attended the Art Center of Tucson and graduated with a degree in Illustration and Design. Since then I've pursued other subjects ... other "Things With Wings" in nature. I work in pen & Ink, marker, watercolor and colored pencil.