A full-time artist since 2007, Nancy remains influenced by her multifaceted design education at North Carolina State University where studies included figure drawing, art history and photography. A career of 20 plus years in graphic design, a lifetime of creative explorations, workshops and self-instruction also shape Nancy’s art. But foremost, a love of the natural world — its beauty and fragility — inspires her to create her paintings. The freedom of painting from memory and imagination, especially coastal landscapes, is her passion. Places ingrained in her mind — beaches and marshes of southeastern North Carolina, where she grew up and still visits — are favorite subjects for Nancy’s oil paintings. Serene, soothing, colorful and nontraditional are words often used to describe her art. Evolving, expressing, sharing her vision and finding new homes for her paintings are the things that motivate Nancy as an artist.