Nancy earned an AA in studio art from El Camino College in Torrance, Ca., and a BA in computer video imaging from Cogswell College in Sunnyvale, Ca., graduating magna cum laude and valedictorian. She went into the web design and user experience research field while continuing her artistic practice.
She has taught watercolor still life, figure painting and her abstract technique and other forms of expression at the Pacific Art League in Palo Alto, Ca, at many art leagues in California and Illinois, and to those affected by cancer through Living Proof Exhibit at the NASIF Cancer Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She currently teaches art privately.
“I love the freedom of fluid acrylics. With my fingers, a squirt bottle of water, and with my composition skills and realism painting skills on hand, I manipulate wet paint and guide it as it dries. I am often surprised and delighted with the outcome. I never know for sure what the painting will become. Every piece is unique and a blast to create.
I especially love teaching this technique to the realist artist to help them break out of being detailed oriented and frustrated when a painting doesn’t come out “just so”. In this style of painting, “just so” doesn’t exist!”