"A painting is the end result of hours and sometimes days of preparation: size, focal point, reference photos, lights & darks, color choices, what to leave in & what to take out to make the design better. Each brushstroke on paper or canvas is a decision! For me the journey begins with photos that spark inspiration or by setting up an easel to paint outdoors with friends. Many paintings get tossed along the way until one expresses my best effort."

"A painting like a good book should take us out of one world and into another. I believe that nature and art can lift us out of our anxious world into a place of rest and renewal."—Nancy W.

 Nancy's art career began at an early age thanks to her parents' gift of the big box of 128 Crayola crayons.  Her desire to express the beauty of our natural world through painting blossomed at Southampton College of Long Island University in Southampton, NY. In 1981 she graduated  with a BFA degree. Following college she worked in illustration, had her own stained glass design company and enjoyed many years as an assistant to a fashion jewelry design firm.
Over the last 35 years Nancy been busy exhibiting, selling and winning awards for her watercolor and oil paintings. Paintings from her seascapes collection were accepted into the Salmagundi Club Non-Members Painting & Sculpture Exhibition, the Catherine Wolfe Art Club Open Juried Exhibition and the American Artists Professional League Grand National Exhibition, NYC. She has exhibited at galleries and cultural centers such as the Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, Shelter Rock Gallery of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Shelter Rock, Manhasset,  Studio East Gallery, Greenport, The Reboli Center for Art & History and the Long Island Museum at Stony Brook, NY. She has exhibited as a member of the Art League of Nassau County, The Huntington Arts Council and the National Art League.  She is an Artist Member of the American Artists Professional League.  
Nancy works as a full-time artist and also teaches watercolor and digital painting.  Her illustration portfolio is licensed worldwide  by HVC Licensing www.hvclicensing.com for jigsaw puzzles, garden flags, greeting cards and many home decor items. 



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