ABOUT NANCY NANCE
Part of my early years I lived with my maternal grandparents in a 1 bedroom house my grandfather built in rural Southeast Texas. It was a Garden of Eden with vegetables, fruits, flowers, grapevines, bees, birds and me. This was my playground and classroom where I learned colors, shapes and shadows that changed with the time of day and the seasons. In the hot Texas sun I often climbed on the limbs of my grandfather's fig trees and looked up to blue sky.
I appreciate color, movement, spontaneity, humor, quiet understatement, invention and mastery of technique. If I live to be 100 I will never forget a time in my 20s when I stood in a Chicago museum looking up at a large John Singer Sargent painting towering over me; it was the moment I first knew that art could be powerful.
I carry a small sketchbook for notes and sketches of my vision of a finished piece for later use in my studio. I have worked in watercolor, collage, pencil, pen, charcoal, pastel, oil, lithograph, silkscreen, assemblage, mixed media, and now acrylic. My artwork* is eclectic, whimsical and thought provoking.
MORE ABOUT NANCY
Originally self-taught in creating collage, watercolor and pencil, Nancy's college coursework included her varied interest of art, interior design, journalism and communication before acquiring a degree in Public Relations. Nancy has had 4 careers in the applied arts; Interior Design, Visual Merchandising, Floral Design, and teaching multiple interior design subjects. In addition to continuing her design work she is a painter and artist in varied mediums.
Nancy was born in San Antonio and grew up in Southeast Texas, Houston and Austin. She has been an artist since the age of 4 when her stepfather, a professional artist in oil paintings, taught her the use of art supplies. In addition to her art, Nancy is a published poet and a member of The American Academy of Poets.
Her life, Interior Design work and travel have taken her to Miami, Los Angeles, Houston, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Honolulu, Chicago, Denver, Tucson, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Santa Fe and Palm Springs. During these times she met Johnny Mathis, Don Ho, Gloria Steinem, Charles Ward founder of Idea Works, Tony Bennett, Count Basie, Greer Garson, Dr. Robert Schuller, Gray Hawn, Glen Campbell, Mark Gastineau, Sir Edmund Hillary and Peter Max.
Nancy currently lives and works as a Painter, Interior Designer/Decorator and Visual Merchandiser in historic
San Antonio Texas.
*CONTACT: [email protected]
(Fig photos courtesy of Joel Salcido Ruiz)