Nancy has always been an artistic person with a creative drive. In high school, an honorable mention at the local art fair drove her interest in pursuing art. She dabbled in many different mediums over the years, but later focused on fiber art and studied with many nationally known fiber artists. She enjoyed the challenge of national competitions and was juried into many shows receiving numerous awards, but felt too confined in that medium and returned to painting in 2005.
She enjoys painting in oils, but pastels are still her favorite medium. Adding to the challenge of painting, she enjoys time spent painting 'en plein air’ (painting in the open air) which combines two of her favorite things – being in nature and creating art.
Nancy has studied with local teachers Jim Glover, Charles Rowland, Meredith Martin, Stan Pierce, and with nationally known artists Stan Sperlak, Kim Casebeer, and Michael Chesley Johnson. And of course, she learns much from painting alongside all her painting buddies.
Affiliations include the Central Ohio Plein Air group, Worthington Area Art League, and Ohio Pastel Artists League.
Nancy has exhibited since 1997 all over the US. Recent exhibitions awarded many honorable mentions, viewer's choice, 3rd place, 1st place, and Best in Show ribbons. She has numerous paintings in private collections and is seeking gallery representation.
2018 Honorable Mention (pastel) "Glensevern Inlet Fog", OPAL exhibit
2017 Honorable Mention (oil) "Spring Clouds"; Worthington Area Art League
2016 Honorable Mention (photograph): "Buckeye Repose"; Worthington Area Art League
2016 Juried (2 pastels): Butler Institute of American Art, Ohio Pastel Artists League
2015 Viewer's Choice (pastel): "View to the Sunny Side": Ohio Pastel Artists League
2015 Juried (oil): "Checkmate"; 71st Ohio Annual Exhibition
2014 Best of Show (oil): "Checkmate"; Worthington Area Art League
2014 Juried (pastel) "River Snag"; 70th Ohio Annual Exhibition
2014 Viewer's Choice (pastel): "Pretty Pear"; Ohio Pastel Artists League
2014 Honorable Mention (pastel): "River Snag"; Worthington Area Art League
2013 Honorable Mention (pastel): "Beets Me"; Worthington Area Art League
2012 3st Place (oil): “Hot Pink Roses”; Central Ohio Plein Air
2010 1st Place (oil): “Fall at Scioto Park”; Worthington Area Art League
2017 Gallery 22, Delaware OH
2016 Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown OH
2014, 2015 Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville OH
2013-17 Church at Mill Run, Worthington Area Art League exhibit, Hilliard OH
2005-16 High Road Gallery, Worthington OH
2009-18 McConnell Art Center, Worthington OH
2006, 2014 Inniswood Metro Park, Innis House, Westerville OH
2011, 2017 Gallery at Worthington United Methodist Church, Worthington OH
2008, 2010, 2014, 2016 The Arts Castle, Delaware OH
2009, 2013-18 Sunbear Studio, Alexandria OH
2006-2014 Motorists Mutual Gallery, Columbus OH
2006, 2009 Anthem Insurance Gallery, Worthington OH
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