Nancy has always been captivated and respectful of the abundance of nature’s subject matter. Over the years she has explored the wealth of scenic opportunities, from mountain vistas, foothills, quiet pools and dramatic gardens. In her representational work she explores this theme through patterns and shapes of colour, intermingled with line and gestural qualities. She has carried this presentation on when producing her new works ,which are garden oriented and more abstract. Nancy has enhanced a natural talent and an enduring interest with extensive formal training; she has attended a variety of art classes given by such facilities as the Edmonton Art Gallery and the Department of Extension at the University of Alberta. In 1985, she attended the inaugural year at the Lester B. Pearson International Summer School of the Arts on the west coast. Nancy’s formal training has culminated in a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree which she received from the University of Alberta in the spring of 1987 after four years of full-time study.
The Art Gallery of Alberta respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Treaty 6 Territory and Region 4 of the Metis Nation of Alberta. We respect this as the traditional and contemporary land of diverse Indigenous Peoples including the Plains Cree, Woodland Cree, Beaver Cree, Nitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Anishinaabe/Saulteaux/Ojibwe and Dene Peoples. We also acknowledge the many Indigenous, Inuit and Métis people who make Alberta their home today.