Nancy is a juried artist and has a BS in Industrial Arts Education from the State University College at Buffalo where she explored many creative mediums, including drawing, painting, graphic design, woodworking, metals, and plastic. She has a minor in architectural drafting and design.
After teaching for 2 years, her position was eliminated, and she took a job with IBM that spanned 35 years. During her career, she traveled to over 50 different countries allowing her to explore cultures, architectural beauty, and art. These experiences have shaped her artistic view.
Now retired and painting full time, Nancy shares her passion with others through volunteering, teaching art workshops, and providing one-on-one instruction in oil painting. Additionally, Nancy owns an Art Marketing business, Creative Connections Fine Art, where she provides marketing support to fellow artists. Through this business, she runs a Fine Art Online Auction three times a year and has an online gallery of other artists to connect artists and art collectors together. www.creativeconnectionsfineart.com
Juried Artist recognition from The Sonoran Arts League, November 2020
Featured Artist with AZCreates! On YouTube, September 2020
NorthWind Fine Arts Gallery juried online show, June 1 - June 30, 2020
Camelback Gallery Juried as a Featured Artist for a one-year residency
Juried Artist recognition from Oil Painters of America August 2020
Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance "Desert Ridge Plein Air Painting Festival" 3rd Place 3/2020
Juried Artist at The Sonoran Arts League "Gallery at El Pedregal" 2019-2020
Juried Artist at The Sonoran Arts League "Around Town" Show in Cave Creek, AZ 2019-2020
Juried Artist at The Sonoran Arts League "Abstract & Contemporary Art" Show 2019
Juried Artist and "People's Choice" Award at The Scottsdale Artists' School "Best & Brightest" Show 2019
Featured Artist in Voyage Phoenix Magazine September 2019
Juried Artist at The Scottsdale Artists' School "Best & Brightest" Show 2018