Nancy began taking classes in watercolor all those years ago with Martha Nichols and was hooked, drawn to the instant gratification of watercolor meeting water on paper. Through the years she continued her art journey on the side while balancing family life and career, always believing the adage “where there’s a will there’s a way”. She feels extremely fortunate to have continued her training with Tamara Grayson at Wilkes Community College as well as workshops with nationally known artist such as Joe Miller, Judi Betts, Cheng-Khee Chee, and Sue Archer.
More Recently Nancy has become enthusiastic about combining her experience in watercolor with the training she received while earning her BS in Clothing and Textiles from Appalachian State University which included fiber arts, weaving and batik. This has led to a greater desire for more depth and texture in her work combining small watercolor pieces with dyed papers and fabrics, pieces of old books and antique photos as well as other found items such as sea glass to create collage pieces. This desire to create with more texture has led to her most recent pursuit of quilting.
Nancy has taught classes and workshops through the Cultural Arts Council of Wilkes and the Wilkes Art Gallery and participated in many group exhibits and solo shows, winning awards that include several “Best in Show” and First Place Ribbons.