Originally from New York City area, Nancy was exiled to Cincinnati OH for many years. As a Level One Trauma Charge Nurse and First Responder on the regional medical team for major disasters, she escaped into art and music and found a new life.
Art began with sand sculpture progressed to clay masks, and on to painting.
She left the ER and sang for her supper as a Cantorial Soloist while studying art.
She studied sculpture with Margot Gotoff in her Cincinnati studio and painting at Northern Kentucky University under Kevin Muente, with extra gratitude to Hollis Hammonds for drawing and Marc Leone for painting,
After finding the unguarded exit she escaped to Asheville in 2010 and began painting full time.
Painting for her is about more than just stopping to really see. She realized her early work was too inclusive and began to narrow her focus, realizing the real story in a composition was told in a very small part.
Her favorite subject matter is water, trees and grasses. There is a lyrical quality in these aspects and she thinks pershaps she taps into her musical background as she paints. Painter Clyde Aspevig has said “painting is silent music” and she agrees.
"painting is silent music"