Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self, and it is a task no longer; it is joy; it is art.” ~ William Bliss Carman
Named one of the best floral and botanical artists by American Art Collector magazine, Nancy is a master signature artist and instructor with over 1000 online students from around the world. Put a little joy in your brush and join her for a workshop in Europe, the US, or right from the comfort of your home studio!
I never dreamed being a painter and a teacher meant I’d be able to see the world. To paint, to be an artist, is a blessing. You are sharing, living, and existing to create – and that is a very positive thing. If there was one message I would share with my students, it is to honor your art journey, and never to discount yourself as a hobbyist. Imagine what the world would be like if it were filled with creative souls like you. What a wonderful world it would be.
Five years ago, I quit my corporate job as the director of a national magazine to become a full time artist and art teacher.
One morning I had an epiphany: Life is too short not to follow your bliss.
Every day I wake up and my heart surges with happiness. Yes I am an artist. Yes, this is what I do for a living. Yes, I am a lucky girl. Thank you to each of you who have walked with me on this path. Whatever your tomorrow brings, may it be filled with color!
Known for her bold, impressionistic florals and large container gardens that are immediately eye-catching, Nancy teaches throughout the US and Europe, sharing a loose, bright technique that evokes brilliant color.
Nancy’s love of art and gardening originated on her childhood farm in Scurry, Texas, where her parents were organic gardeners. Her earliest memories are of standing barefoot beneath 11 foot sunflower stalks in her family’s garden. Nancy studied art history and illustration at the University of London, King’s College, Chelsea, and oil painting and color theory at Texas A&M University. Today she resides with her husband and their 4 pugs in Flower Mound, Texas, where she paints daily from Flower Mound Art Studio.
Nancy has worked professionally in design and publishing for over 20 years. In 2013, she retired from her job as the director of a national magazine to pursue her art and teaching full time. Her original oil paintings have been featured in print and Web publications and on the covers of magazines. Nancy is a master signature member of the Artists of Texas, and a member of the prestigious Daily Painters Gallery, the original international gallery of 150 artists who produce new daily works of art for collectors across the globe. Her work is represented by galleries in Texas and California.
Nancy is a consulting editor for Visual Language Magazine, a signature member of Contemporary Fine Art International, a member of Associated Creative Artists of Dallas and an associate member of the Oil Painters of America. She is a featured artist and flower painting instructor for the Dallas Arboretum, which has used her paintings on the covers of their promotions and awarded her in their annual juried Garden Gallery competitions. Nancy teaches painting in Italy, France and around the US. You can contact Nancy directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.